Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, Tongatapu Island

Learn about the region's history and ancient architectural practices with a visit to Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, a 13th-century stone structure built as a gateway to the king's throne and royal compound. The three coral limestone slabs of this megalithic trilithon weigh in at over 36,287 kg (80,000 lb) each. Opt for a guided tour to learn more about the 13th-century ruler and his kingdom, or discover the impressive monument by following informative postings. Pigs run the grounds freely, and many locals sell their goods nearby. Plan your visit to Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Haveluliku trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    We visited as part of an island tour. The history from the guide was interesting. Its not a must do, but as part of the culture and tour it was worthwhile and very good.  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    Very curios rock structure - seems to align with the longest and shortest days plus also has a smaller Rock carved for a paranoid king. Get a local guide to tell you the story of why the King was a re...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    This amazing monolith is a historic remnant of the Tongan culture. Not only is this massive site free it is also a must see for those that like solstice alignments.  more »
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  • August 21, 2017
    it is really big
  • August 14, 2014
    It's like taking you back to time. The stone is really a time machine. An old man shared that its more of a clock and a calendar. Tells when the winter is coming or summer. Tell the shortest or longest day in a calendar day. It is amazing. The people of Tonga have their own advanced metrology and computer database. Its a privilege for me to see this rare but unique wonders of the Oceania timeline.
  • August 18, 2017
    it's rocks
  • August 6, 2016
    Magic place
  • April 19, 2017
    Tonga

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