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

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Nan Madol

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Swan Hill, Australia
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76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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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Canberra
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you visit Pohnpei you must visit this amazing site. You will be left wondering how this structure was built. To visit this location, ask your hotel manager to set up a tour and make sure you bring water!

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

During my third visit to Phonpei, FSM (while working towards the finalization of a population survey), our office arranged a visit to Nan Madol during the weekend. A short drive from the hotel and a short walk down a path, we were able to get permission from the owners of the land to visit Nan Madol After a short walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very impressive, truely awesome construction (not only the buildings but the islands are manmade as well. There is definitively a human craving for eternity that can be felt clearly here. Definitively worth being included as world heritage site (application submitted). Very nice easy walk on well maintained path through the mangroves, you have to wade through knee to hipdeep water... More 

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