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Interesting History

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lmiller808
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Hauula, Hawaii
Sight seeing visit

Visited this attraction during August '18. Almost like a section of Stonehenge has been transported... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
robin-joy
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Palmerston North
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank BobbyK940
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank lmiller808
Reviewed 5 September 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.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 23 August 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.

Thank robin-joy
Reviewed 17 August 2018

How the hell did they ever did that. Hundreds of tons of rock. From the sea to there. And pilled up. And all the meaning of it, And with a story teller like our guide what else can you wish. A must do if you...More

Thank shaznfrog
Reviewed 3 August 2018

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
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