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Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, 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, 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 reviews 3 reviews
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If your interested in Tonga's history of the Tongan Empire. This is one place you got to see, it's a pity thats it's not protected by the Tongan government.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Made with an exactness that belies the simplicity of the island. A friend met my chance says that the archeology of this island is a big unknown.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you have a car or scooter it is worth the drive past the fishing pigs to see this piece of Tonga history. Well signed and interesting facts to read.

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