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Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon

Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Very interesting and well worth a visit. We went here as part of a private tour around the island... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Disappointing view of structure

It was about 5:15 when we got to the site. Unfortunately, the fence around the structure was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This mysterious 11th-century stone arch weighs about 12 tons and is made up of three large slabs.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and well worth a visit. We went here as part of a private tour around the island. This wa one of the highlights.

Thank pmeltham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was about 5:15 when we got to the site. Unfortunately, the fence around the structure was closed and we could only gaze at it from a distance. We couldn't walk up to it or read about it or touch it. Too bad!

Thank mollyo17
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This place will only be good if you have a guide with you, otherwise it will you just look at it, take a couple of pics and then go. Luckily I had a guide who knew the history of the trilithon and the surrounding area...More

Thank MasterFredi
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I mainly enjoyed visiting this place due to the background information that my tour guide related to me. Initially the rocks seem a little dull due to their solitary position in a field, but with more information and visual analysis it opens up into something...More

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Just looking at this structure, gets you thinking about the amazing feat it was getting it made. The joint for the horizontal piece to slot into is a piece of workmanship to be admired. The people sitting having a time together were the people selling...More

Thank Buckoinchch
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is basically a structure of three large stones; basically a mini Stonehenge. It's worth seeing for the historic significance. I wasn't shown very clearly on my maps and took a bit of finding.

Thank RonRSydney_Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Very interesting location. I would have hate to be on the loosing side when the tribes where at war. Fate was not pleasant.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Cool for a look but don't expect to be blown away. Also watch out for the stall owners trying to sell you stuff. And if you do want to buy, make sure you haggle!

Thank Meryl G
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon An amazing place, It is hard to believe that local people build it 800 years ago

Thank vasskydive
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Give your imagination free reign with this ancient puzzle. Almost certainly an astrological clock. It's well-preserved, neat and tidy, good display boards and wonderfully clean toilets! No hazards, no hassles.

Thank Kiwi_rua
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