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Address: Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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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Perth WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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26 helpful votes 26 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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5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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53 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I have to admit I should have studied the history of it a bit more I know it was built at the beginning of the 13th century and myth suggests it was built by the demigod Maui. It is worth a look and there is a family there selling artworks and handcrafts and make sure if u buy from one... More 

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Alaska
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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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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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Address: Address: Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
Location: South Pacific  >  Tonga  >  Tongatapu Island

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