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Nan Madol

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Pohnpei
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This center of an ancient civilization is surrounded by 92 islets.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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310 reviews 310 reviews
65 attraction reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nan Mado is a mysterious place that kind of reminded me of Nasca lines in Peru, not because there were any lines or they looked alike, but because this was also a set of ruins without a clear explanation as to how they came to be. I do not think you can find a guide who could tell you very... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When in Pohnpei you have to go to Nan Madol. It is a mysterious place that will leave you in awe. The stories about Nan Madol is fascinating. This is a must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The trek to Nan Madol is amazing! Make sure to wear a swimsuit because you will trek through the water. Check for low tide when visiting the ruins.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Pohnpei Island has not a lot of attraction. Nan Madol is the best! Rent a car and go to southeast place od island. First fee is 1 USD ea at crossway, second fee is 3 USD ea at parking and last fee is 3 USD on the end of road. Walking distance is about one kilometer. Take water shoes yourself!... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

What an eery place! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. If you stop in pohnpei, make sure you go and visit! How they built this structure i will never know!

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La Marsa, Tunisia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was a pretty cool tour. The ruins were interesting, the kayaking was fun, and the time it took was just right - not too long or short. I would definitely recommend this tour if you can take it. With The Village closing down, I'm not sure if this tour is offered anymore.

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Suva
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Impressed, certainly not as impressive as some of the Asian structures but still very intriguing. A nice walk through the swamp before reaching the first large structure. I didn't get to see many of the "buildings"but was told more than 90 other structures are in the area.

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Connecticut suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Go here - it has an amazing story that goes along with this ancient city. We kayaked through the various islands and walked among the ruins always wondering, myths aside, how the heck did they build this?

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North Augusta
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Fun and interesting trip. Make sure you do the falls along with nan madol, it makes for a nice day. We had an excellent guide that made it so enjoyable. Our trip was made through the Village.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you're interested in history/archeology, don't do the Village Hotel tour (they only take you to the main islet). Instead drive their and contact a guide call Floyd (320 3607), who will charge you $20 to show you around for a few hours. I've heard others may do it for $5, but this guy knows what he's talking about -... More

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