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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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Slightly interesting

Tonga has much better jewels than this - the glow-worm caves for instance, and pretty much every single beach. Still, it is worth a brief stop if you're on a tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here with my dad and family the second time I came to Tonga. This historic site is a must see and don't forget to take a pic 😃..

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Wellington, New Zealand
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not bad... stopped here on a tour of the island. Interesting structure. You definitely only need to see it once !

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Very well organised to see this in a day trip. It is a nice open place some piggies around but it is a special place

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Amazing to see and wonder how they did manage to transport and put this together. You will need to hire a guide to take you there, we missed the sign post as it not very clear from the main road.

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Thank LineMc
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

An amazing site to see, apparently the Tongans moved these coral limestone block from Wallis and Futuna by Kalia (sail ships)! The blocks are estimated to weigh 30 tonne so how they moved this from Island to island is an amazing feat!

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Thank C-Ron82
sydney
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to take the family to see in Tonga alot of history to discover. Beautiful coastal drive and small markets to purchase small items from.

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Godzone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Tonga has much better jewels than this - the glow-worm caves for instance, and pretty much every single beach. Still, it is worth a brief stop if you're on a tour.

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Thank DMZ2009
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

An amazing work of the ancients, hard to imagine how they transported these rocks and placed them here. A truly powerful wonder of the ancient world. You need a car or a guide to find it, our local guide was full of information on how it got there and the ancient stories behind it!!! The ancient Lapita Civilisation were way... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We came here on a tour and even though out guide explained the history just felt like a large rock. Easily could be seen in 5 minutes but we spent about 10. There was a woman selling overpriced trinkets there as well if you were interested in a souvenir but same things can be bought elsewhere for a lot less.

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Thank kmerke
Dubbo, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Nestled on the far north eastern corner of the island, it's a long drive but definitely a must see. There is not much else there, but the trilithon is really cool!!!

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