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Address: Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Description: This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made...
This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up of three large slabs.
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Great Photo Opportunity

We weren't expecting anything colossal and it is just the one stone arch that is left. Nevertheless, the kids had a great time climbing up the arch and we got some great photos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Kiama, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute must-see when in the Kingdom with an amazing history behind it. Be wary of the locals selling as they can be a little persistent at times as the selling of their handicrafts...

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new zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

amazing to contemplate how they got that large piece up there at that time . well worth a visit as is the great wee school nearby

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Hawkes Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our taxi driver took us here and gave us the history on it. Not a lot to see but worth a visit and a photo. Locals were selling gifts but we were never hounded by them. Pigs were running around freely but this is totally common in all of Tonga

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Perth WA
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Arrived there actually got lost looking for it as there are not too many signs for anything, but found it, was kinda odd, as we weren't really expecting a colossal, but still got some good shots

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waitomo
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

How do you review a historic icon. Definitely worth visiting. We went on a round the island tour and the information about this rock construction was fascinating.

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Kiama, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We weren't expecting anything colossal and it is just the one stone arch that is left. Nevertheless, the kids had a great time climbing up the arch and we got some great photos. Nothing is signposted or advertised in Tonga so you have to be careful that you don't drive right by and miss some of the tourist attractions!

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Goverment of Tonga has nominated this site for inclusion in UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. The site is indeed interesting but do not go with high hopes for something out of the ordinary.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We hired a car and drove around to discover what the East side of Tongatapu had to offer on a Sunday...What we learnt: 1-Signage is almost non existent for a lot of the tourist attractions so it would probably pay to go with a local who is familiar with the popular attractions or be prepared to drive back a lot... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Interesting to come and visit, there is information about it too. The area is nice and clean but hard to find as nothing in Tonga id well signposted. Don't let the stall people force you to buy anything you don't want to as they can be really pushy.

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This pacific "stonehenge" is interesting as is the chief stone nearby. The weight of stones and stone craft has to be seen to be appreciated. unfortunately rubbish and slightly expensive hawkers are a negative

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