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I would say that the one thing most people may know about Yap is from history class and the idea of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hansen_0000
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Albany, New York
I FIRST HEARD OF STONE MONEY WHEN I WAS 5 YEARS OLD . .

. . . and wanted to go to Yap to see it, which I did for the first time in 2002. I've been back... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Ken O
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would say that the one thing most people may know about Yap is from history class and the idea of money and how Yap's stone money is an early and unique example of money. Seeing them in person and hearing about the history from...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

. . . and wanted to go to Yap to see it, which I did for the first time in 2002. I've been back about a dozen times since (I'm a diver) and I still find the story of Stone Money, let alone the fact...More

Thank Ken O
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Unmissable if you're in Yap...they are all over the place, but the coolest one I saw was near the southern tip in Gael Village...it's what makes Yap unique

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 27 December 2017

When visiting Yap, this is a MUST to see--the Stone Money. The island is riddled with Stone Money, and you need to see it to believe it. Having a local guide provide a tour would be best. The Yapese people are proud of their traditions....More

Thank PamelaP2728
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Try to read as much as you can before going because there is nothing in the way of information once you arrive. It is an easy walk from the Colonia so you do not need a guide to get there. However, try to find out...More

Thank Al B
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

If you come to Yap, you will see stone money almost everywhere. I was surprised by just how much there is. Even though that's true, I would still recommend a tour outside Kolonia to see the stone money banks in the villages. Oceania Hotel arranged...More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were on Yap for the 49th Yap Days at the beginning of March 2017. We spend 4 days with the Yapese people and thoroughly enjoyed every day. The friendly people were a delight and we felt that we were part of their celebrations. We...More

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

An interesting tour took us through a couple banks. We were surprised to learn that this can still be used for transactions even today.

Thank pjhurley366
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you visit Yap, you'd be hard pressed not to see stone money at least somewhere on the island. To truly appreciate it, you need to know the history and purpose. I've posted a photo of a picture with the story. I found it most...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Although we were on a snorkeling trip and spent five days in Yap we spent a day and a half doing cultural touring around the island we visited two of the stone money banks and found this extremely interesting and got great photos this is...More

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Karen, here are more of Yap. Fauna & Flora. The island of Yap is a true botanical treasure trove of tropical flowers that bloom throughout the year as the bright red hibiscus, Spider Lily or sweet smelling plumerias. But... More
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