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Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

Address: Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up of three large slabs.
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up of three large slabs.
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Alaska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

How do people build these things? I am always in awe..... could we in the "modern" world do it without machinery? I don't think so. I enjoyed seeing this and reading about the history. I found the space it occupied very well kept up.

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Lismore, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is always great to see some history! Apparently on top is where the sun first hits on a new day (in the world) Just needs to be cleaned up more, along with the rest of the east side of tongatapu

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

But the history behind this is pretty cool. Really great place to visit and another must see when visiting.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

After the Moai's of Easter island problably the most impressive stone-monument in the Pacific. It makes sense to include the visit of this trilithon as a part of a Tongatapu island-tour, which will also include the landing.sites of Abel Tasman and James Cook, the flying foxes near Kolovai, the blowholes of Mapu'a Vaea, a swim in the sea and in... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Even when viewed in the rain, this "Tongan Stonehenge" is an amazing piece of history. Set in a small park-like area it stands on its own ready for photos

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a must see as it was built 1200 ad and is a historic site. My German friend called at Tonga on his Pacific trip just to see this. Perhaps best to go on Sunday when there are no sellers there and you can enjoy the mystery of the place. Please do not climb on it ( just because... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A great historic place, amazing these large stones and how they got there, really worth a visit. We visited while on an island tour and I suggest you take time to enjoy this historic site

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I'm glad we visited the Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon. You only need a few minutes here. There is a sign giving the history and story of the Trilithon which is interesting. My 12 year old son, who is into climbing, climbed up one side, walked across the top and down the other side and felt very proud of himself. For this... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Amazing formation of stone. Downside is being approached by sellers immediately on arrival, with an expectation that you will not only buy something, but you will buy an item from each table.

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Melbourne
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Another very interesting site and worth the trip while at Tonga, ask a local for the island tour to really get a good understanding of the area

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