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Address: Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up...

This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up of three large slabs.

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Interesting for an afternoon drive.

We enjoyed seeing the sites and the stonehenge of Tonga was pretty interesting. Edward, our taxi driver was very informative. He explained all about how the sun reads like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
kenflo11111
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Midway, Georgia
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Australia
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

One of the few formations I have seen that can identify the Solstice sunrises and sunsets. A well kept and tidy site.

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Thank jokertrekker
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

LOVED THIS PIECE of HISTORY ! our family pic done at this place During the day - locals selling necklaces, bracelets and Tongan art in front of Haamongaa. such a beautiful peaceful place and friendly people

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Thank FINAUEMMA
Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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421 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice to see but there are better things to see on the island. There is a board explaining what it could have been used for but they aren't sure about it. If you need some souveniers, there is a friendly lady selling a lot of them.

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Thank Graido
Midway, Georgia
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the sites and the stonehenge of Tonga was pretty interesting. Edward, our taxi driver was very informative. He explained all about how the sun reads like a sundial through the pathways. He also told us stories from years ago about the former King.

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Thank kenflo11111
Maroubra, Australia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

missed it completely then asked locals who are always friendly ,buy a carved turtle for luck, says no climbing yet the maps shows tourist exactly doing that lol

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1 Thank Robert K
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

one of the great wonders of tonga. had been to this place alot just to sit and stare and figure out the greats mind that had done that. i still cant work the time out..lol..but its a very interesting place and also very silent.

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1 Thank Natasha A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

No need to go all the way to Stonehenge, Tonga can also show you amazing and unusual rocks. Worth a visit.

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1 Thank Sarah V
Christchurch, New Zealand
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117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to the man who explained to us what the meaning of this is. Was good to know the meaning rather than go to see it and not understand what it means to Tonga. The lady that sells her crafts has really nice stuff. Shoped up large here as you can take back to New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Situated close to the road so very easy to find. The information panel was useful but not much else doing apart from the usual stall selling souvenirs manned by a pushy saleswoman. The Trillathon itself is amazing as is the large stone down from it.

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Thank Jo K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

It was an interesting place to visit if you are interested in rock monoliths and the History of Polynesian. There is probably a legend that goes with the rock. What it tell you on the information sheet that the rock will tell you when the new Year begins but it does tell you how to read it.

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Thank Josie G

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