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Address: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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This center of an ancient civilization is surrounded by 92 islets.

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Best place to visit in Pohnpei

A must place to visit when in Pohnpei. Makes toot wonder how a civilization 3000 years ago was able to put up this stone palace. Try to enter by the sea (early in the morning is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Robbie M
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

A must place to visit when in Pohnpei. Makes toot wonder how a civilization 3000 years ago was able to put up this stone palace. Try to enter by the sea (early in the morning is best when waves are small)which is easier than by land.

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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a must to visit if you should ever come to Pohnpei, FSM. This is a spiritual as well as a magical place to visit.

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Thank Maggie S
Hong Kong Region, China
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Very eery, but amazing. It's a bit of a walk in, but once there you can be left amazed at the structures.

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Swan Hill, Australia
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112 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is amazing history, hard to believe how it was made and so much still under water as well. Various theories on how it was built - you decide when you see it.

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Thank turoar
Canberra
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is one of those wonders of the world that most people never know exists. A semi-submerged city with black hexagonal rocks that is worth seeing. I took a kayaking tour through Nan Madol which featured first a snorkelling stop on a boat followed by disembarking on to kayaks that we paddled between the channels. You can paddle to the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went when it was poring rain which you can get a bit muddy and very wet and you need to consider going when the tide/water is low because you need to cross over to the walls. The drive was a bit rough because of the roads. Most of the road was in poor condition making it bumpy and there... More 

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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178 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you are in Pohnpei, do not leave without going to see these ruins. Its a bit of a journey, but well worth it. This is a wonder of the world and rightfully so. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Because you have to and will want to in order to truly enjoy the site.

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Santa Monica, California
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I drove there in a rental car, and the road was unimpressive. On the way there, you will pass 3 "private properties" and someone will be collecting "passing fee", only $1 or $2 each, but they have no changes, so you should bring small bills with you. Then before you get to the site, you will need to hike in... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A very interesting archeological site. Finding it can be a little challenging , while there is a sign on the main roads, once you turn in you need to ask locals which way to turn again - though it not too far off the main road. Bring some waders , as walking in the water the best view points, unless... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Probably number one site in Micronesia. I would never expect such high lever of engineering these people had a thousand years ago and were able to move and organize precisely huge blocks of stones from other islands. Most of the blocks and sites are in surprisingly good condition.

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