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Interesting Historical Site

This was a stop off for us on an island sightseeing tour but really glad we got to visit a site of... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
AuntyLe0
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Interesting History

The story behind this arch is interesting. Be sure to read at least some of the information board... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
lmiller808
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Hauula, Hawaii
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This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up of three large slabs.
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

Fascinating to see in person. Sort of their Stonehenge. How did they do that is a question you will have. Excellent photo ops.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

Fascinating look into some history in Tonga. Sadly our taxi driver, 'scenic guide' was a bit scratchy with his English and explanations of the Ha'amonga'a. Fortunately the signage gave more detail ... little hard to read as is placed quite far off the ground. Still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed November 21, 2018

When you see this, you can then start to understand why the Tongan at one point in time ruled the South Pacific. Spectacular. And the friendly locals will be happy to sell you there shells and jewelry as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matt G
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This was a stop off for us on an island sightseeing tour but really glad we got to visit a site of such historical importance. The signage is really informative and there are public bathrooms located here which were clean and tidy. There are local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AuntyLe0
Reviewed October 28, 2018

On the day we were there, they were about to play league against Aussie, so a great photo with it draped in their Flag. Worth the walk down the path to the right, get blown away on the windy side of the island.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

I love this place and gave it 5 rating because it was such a significant part of Tongan life centuries ago. The entire Heketa area for that matter :) imagining the gatherings that would have taken place there and then further along the path -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This is an awesome piece of Tongan history and shows some insight into the steong amd proud mentality of Tongan people. Be careful of the local stalls though, they may try to pull wool over your eyes.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

The story behind this arch is interesting. Be sure to read at least some of the information board. There was also a large stone on its side a short walk behind the trilithon. The sign said that the Tongan king would sit against it, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lmiller808
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Allow a little more time then a quick picture. There is a carpark and there are several other landmarks to explore. Check out the souvenirs for sale here as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Visited this attraction during August '18. Almost like a section of Stonehenge has been transported to Tonga. Well worth a visit but be aware that there are trinket sellers ready to spin you a hard luck tale to entice the notes out of your wallet.

Date of experience: August 2018
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