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Stone Money, Yap

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 35 reviews on the web
To see giant stone discs used as coins, head to Stone Money, located on the island of Yap. Carved out of limestone, these circular stones come from several Micronesian islands and still play a real-life role in local transactions, like dowry payments and land purchases. The stones vary in size and rarely move, with ownership discussed and transferred by verbal agreement. An on-going display of an usual payment practice, these immense stone coins tell a fascinating tale of indigenous culture and commerce. To visit Stone Money and other attractions in Yap, use our Yap vacation generator.
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  • Learn the history of Yap Stone Money and their importance, also today. Incredibly exciting and unique. Engage a good guide and visit some of the villages on Yap. A proud people with a rich culture that is very much alive. A place for people who are open and curious about new influences from cultures that have much to teach us
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  • It is worth for viewing the stone money and be sure to make a tour of the island. We were there alone, and could examine these cultural goods in peace! Worth a visit! After all, the stone money is world famous!
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  • 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 int...  read more »
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