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Stonehenge of the South Pacific

One of the top attractions of the island without a doubt. Yet a small space at that, with just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gnurob73
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London, United Kingdom
How did it get there?

Pretty cool to see. Would love to know which story is true about how it got there. The slabs of... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
GeoffandRobyn
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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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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Lapaha, Tongatapu Island, Tonga
+676 882 0222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the top attractions of the island without a doubt. Yet a small space at that, with just the arch and the standing stone. Beautiful nonetheless.

Thank gnurob73
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We went here with our Tongan family. It is a nice place for pictures to be taken and they did have a little market so you can buy things. There is a nice walk around area and the story behind this is fab.

Thank Leslee G
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Apparently the rocks didn't come from this island and were bought by canoe. That's pretty impressive and the way they are placed would have taken some doing. We were told there's a sundial on the top that points out the seasons. But there's no way...More

Thank Guildfordkiwi
Reviewed 25 April 2018

As the name clearly indicates this three-stone structure evokes different feelings: of mystery and intrigue. Did they have religious connotations? Where did they come from and how - and when - were they erected? They are situated on the far eastern part of the island,...More

Thank mccorquinn
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Pretty cool to see. Would love to know which story is true about how it got there. The slabs of coral are huge and it would take a big effort to not only cut it from the ocean but bring it on land. There is...More

Thank GeoffandRobyn
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Worth seeing! It is a pretty interesting structure. Also just behind it is the leaning stone? I can't actually remember what it is called - make sure you dont' go on a Sunday as it is Closed!

Thank aamethyst
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were met by barbed wire fence and a padlock so could not enter the sight from the street. We would have liked a closer look but that was not to be.

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Can easily be seen from the road (just pull up alongside). However, I am sure there is an interesting story to it, if only anyone could have been bothered to open up on a Monday. Yet another "no-one could be bothered" experience of Tonga tourism.

Thank Jayne H
Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is one of the places you should visit on the island; an enormous stone monument in a garden setting close to the sea. the tour guide will no doubt inform about the magic of the place! Please also walk down five minutes on the...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The story behind this is interesting and we went with a guide who told us the story. I don't think it's worth going out of your way for although it is in a pleasant location. There are people selling nick nicks which I'm not really...More

Thank Yvonne B
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