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Amazing to see don’t miss it To imagine building that 1,000 years ago in such a remote location is... read more

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Nan Madol Ruins of Pohnpei, Micronesia

"it was a scene of human activity as early as the first or second century AD. By the 8th or 9th... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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This center of an ancient civilization is surrounded by 92 islets.
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Nan Mado is a mysterious place that kind of reminded me of Nasca lines in Peru, not because there were any lines or they looked alike, but because this was also a set of ruins without a clear explanation as to how they came to...More

9  Thank SunnyW358
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

The site is very interesting but the travel guides tell you nothing. Look on the internet before you go to find out all the interesting facts. Ware shoes that can get wet. Slipper if it is raining and it rains a lot. Some history would...More

2  Thank David H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to see don’t miss it To imagine building that 1,000 years ago in such a remote location is a huge feat

Reviewed 2 October 2018

"it was a scene of human activity as early as the first or second century AD. By the 8th or 9th century, islet construction had started, with construction of the distinctive megalithic architecture beginning 1180–1200 AD." Wikipedia Nan Madol ruins is a MUST SEE work...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

These ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site, and well worth visiting. When we were there (early in the morning), we were the only ones there, so it was all the more special (and a little haunting). It was beautiful and amazing. I had done...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is an amazing place and well deserving of its world heritage status. It was surprising for me because i had not heard of it much before visiting and only went because of its Unesco designation. In my view it is a must for visitors...More

1  Thank Cyba
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting Nan Madol was almost as amazing as visiting the pyramids of Egypt for me! Although many of the structures are gradually falling into disrepair now, there is a lot that is still very in tact & it’s amazing to see the architecture & marvel...More

1  Thank jgrob3
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Incredible ... worth the trip especially by water ... interesting layou ... highly re ommended for all

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

It is a rather small site, but very atmospheric. Mostly you have the ruins and its legends and curses completely to yourself. If you are into temples, this is a place to go to.

1  Thank Dan831984
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Best viewed from a boat trip organized by Pohnpei Surf Club or other outfitter. I tried to do it myself from the road and it was not easily identifiable. Ruins are fascinating and beautiful, especially the 12 ft high corners.

Thank John_faz15
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I guess everyone who reads the guidebooks and online resources but it is a cool set of ruins. And impressive given the limited technology and number of people available at the time. It is a great way to spend a day while in Pohnpei.

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Nan Madol is a magical abandoned city built on 15 artificial islands. It is extremely impressive and it is the last thing you expect to find in laid back pohnpei. There is a 1+3+3 dollar fees to get there. While there visit the nearby falls...More

Thank IamZozo
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