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Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, Tongatapu Island

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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Haveluliku holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is basically a structure of three large stones; basically a mini Stonehenge. It's worth seeing for the historic significance. I wasn't shown very clearly on my maps and took a bit of finding.  more »
  • Very interesting location. I would have hate to be on the loosing side when the tribes where at war. Fate was not pleasant.  more »
  • Cool for a look but don't expect to be blown away. Also watch out for the stall owners trying to sell you stuff. And if you do want to buy, make sure you haggle!  more »
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  • 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.
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  • Magic place