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Beautiful ruins

This is an absolute must if you are visiting Pohnpei. Not at all touristy. There was only one other... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Perth, Australia

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

Reviewed 14 October 2018
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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 1 December 2018

This is an absolute must if you are visiting Pohnpei. Not at all touristy. There was only one other tourist there when we were there. They are effectively over grown ruins and only a small part is accessible now. If you go by road you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank jgrob3
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Tim B
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