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Nan Madol

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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Who would have known...

I guess everyone who reads the guidebooks and online resources but it is a cool set of ruins. And... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Tim B
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Magical and impressive

Nan Madol is a magical abandoned city built on 15 artificial islands. It is extremely impressive... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
IamZozo
,
Tel Aviv, Israel
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This center of an ancient civilization is surrounded by 92 islets.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“high tide” (6 reviews)
“amazing site” (4 reviews)
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Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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"amazing place"
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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 9 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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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Nan Madol Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia It is amazing place. You wonder how did the locals built this walls and canals 1000 years ago. They call this place the Venice of Pacific. And expect to get wet if you are planning to visit the...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I toured Nan Modal twice with Destinations Pohnpei (Shawn is easy to reach via the Seven Stars Inn or email/website). The first time was by car/foot, so there was only so much I could see beyond the main temple (which is very significant as well...More

3  Thank Tyche75
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a kayak tour of Nan Madol with Destination Pohnpei. We had a very good time paddling around. I have done the walking tour before. Kayak is the way to go. And the guys with Destination Pohnpei are the best. Absolutely look them up and...More

Thank Morris L
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A Historical Site that has so much to offer for those into cultural tourism. It out of Town but the drive you will come across villages and magnificent views of mountains and bays. Pohnpei is a green lush garden. Everywhere is greenery from shoreline to...More

Thank Bermance A
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been around the world. But Nan Madol is one of the most unique magical places to behold. It is like walking into a tropical time machine. Breathtaking. To imagine how this island city was built by so ancient a people is mind boggling. Highly...More

1  Thank MarkArmstrong2
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We visited Nan Madol in a rental car from Kolonia. The drive took about 50 minutes along mostly paved roads and was easily enough to accomplish without a guide. The road will eventually end at a small parking lot with rustic bathrooms. According to the...More

1  Thank travelingtye
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

I read about Nan Madol and I just had to visit it one day-it happened this year in July. It is a truly magical and unforgettable place, surrounded by legends and mystery. Also, because of the relatively undeveloped tourism in that part of the world,...More

2  Thank Svetlana T
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

There not much to see in the Federated States of Micronesia especially in Pornphei, but Nan Madol should be a definite place to see when in FSM. This site is a truly remarkable and mysterious site - ruins of a civilization that existed years ago....More

Thank Brian S
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