We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Kind of Interesting”
Review of Stone Monoliths

Stone Monoliths
Ranked #11 of 32 things to do in Koror
Attraction details
Syracuse, NY
Level Contributor
64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Kind of Interesting”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

A long drive at 30MPH. There is no real explanation. It is underwhelming. I am glad I did it. The cost is 5USD. It only requires about 30 mins once you are there.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank msears
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

152 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    41
    62
    42
    6
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
South Lake Tahoe, California
Level Contributor
68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Misterious”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Rented a car to get here after a visit to the falls. Easy drive but took a little time to find. These stones are amazing and misterious. There is no real firm explanation as to why they are there. Well worth the trip to see them and the $5 per person.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Tahoe1840
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The origin of the carved stones is as yet unknown”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

When I was in Palau as a Peace Corps volunteer, many years ago, the very first archaeologist who had ever done research in Palau had left only a few months before I arrived. As far as I could tell, he never got to the monoliths, and I've never heard of any archaeologists doing research on them since. They are quite small -- only about 4 feet tall. They're truly nothing like the heads on Easter Island, there are many conflicting stories told about their origin but nothing verified. The only thing I was able to establish, after talking to the oldest Palauans in the region, was that they are very, very old -- they probably predate the first Europeans' arrival.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank S H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
usa
Level Contributor
126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We enjoyed photographing the monoliths. It is 102 steps down and back up so not bad but it was extremely hot the day we went. The views of the coast are nice from up there. Our photos actually showed more details of the monoliths than I could see close up. If you have a long lens you could shoot them from the top of the hill without walking down but if you can take the heat go on down to see them. It's worth a quick stop---don't need much time there.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank UsaJules
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hef111
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stone Faces from the Past”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The stone monoliths are fairly well kept, but of the beaten path. They are very interesting, but without a guide they don't speak much to the tourist. Do yourself a favor and go with a guide or local.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank hef111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Stone Monoliths also viewed

 
Koror, Koror Island
Koror, Koror Island
 

Been to Stone Monoliths? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing