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 Nuku'alofa trip planner .
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  • It took time but went by bus from the city. Bus will be gone too far smaller in scale and don't pay attention. Tourists, but I wasn't. Recommended visit other attractions, so care is required so the buses.
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  • This is one of the places you should visit on the island; an enormous stone monument in a garden setting close to the sea. the tour guide will no doubt inform about the magic of the place! Please also...  more »
  • The story behind this is interesting and we went with a guide who told us the story. I don't think it's worth going out of your way for although it is in a pleasant location. There are people selling ...  more »
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  • Impressively large stones. How were they moved here? The stones are not even from this island. Nothing else here to see other than some tourist trinkets for sale. Nevertheless, the stones are huge.
  • It was a little interesting. It was nice to see some cultural history maintained.
  • It was lit
  • 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.
  • it is really big
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