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Interesting Historical Site

This was a stop off for us on an island sightseeing tour but really glad we got to visit a site of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AuntyLe0
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Interesting History

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

Reviewed 28 September 2018
lmiller808
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Hauula, Hawaii
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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

This was a stop off for us on an island sightseeing tour but really glad we got to visit a site of such historical importance. The signage is really informative and there are public bathrooms located here which were clean and tidy. There are local...More

Thank AuntyLe0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day we were there, they were about to play league against Aussie, so a great photo with it draped in their Flag. Worth the walk down the path to the right, get blown away on the windy side of the island.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and gave it 5 rating because it was such a significant part of Tongan life centuries ago. The entire Heketa area for that matter :) imagining the gatherings that would have taken place there and then further along the path -...More

Thank Nusi S
Reviewed 6 October 2018 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 28 September 2018

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 2 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 9 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
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