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Address: Babeldaob Island, Koror, Koror Island, Palau

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Rare Monoliths Worth The Drive

We stopped here as part of a land tour we did with Sam's Tours. These are 2,000 some year old artifacts from the early Polynesian settlers of Palau. There is a nice painting on... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the monoliths on a tour. It is a bit of a drive and not as scenic as I hoped. You have to walk down a number of steps to get there so not for elderly or small children. You pay a fee but there is not much of a description about the monoliths on site. If you have... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The stone monoliths were supposedly the foundation for the islands largest bai (longhouse) which no longer exists. They are interesting but not overly so. Combined with the waterfall, they are worth a visit but I wouldn't go just to see them. There is an admission fee.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stopped here as part of a land tour we did with Sam's Tours. These are 2,000 some year old artifacts from the early Polynesian settlers of Palau. There is a nice painting on the gable end of the entrance building. They charge $10/person to go downhill about 3-4 min to the grassy area where you will find about 20-some... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

By any means, this place can not be missed. Try to be there at the late afternoon, when the sunlight gives the monoliths the warm colours and there are almost no tourists.

Thank Artur D
Waverly, Tennessee
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Isolated location, need a rental car to get there, or join a tour. Nice spot for a field trip. Have a decent view of the shore.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We spent a day driving around Babeldaob and I'm glad we were able to experience a visit to the stone monoliths and carved faces. We were the only people there, so it was quiet and peaceful. Great view of the ocean. Good informational signs. $5 entry fee which can be paid in advance at the tourist office or once you... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

As part of a drive around Palau's big island this is a highlight. This & the Capitol are the two main landmarks to see. Very interesting stones, but needs a bit of imagineeering to see how they worked. Well maintained gardens, just about worth $5 each to see.

Thank Lynda A
Urbandale, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

After a bit of bumbling about and a wrong turn or two - I was able to locate the entrance to this sight. The ranger greeted me, and informed me the entrance fee was $5. I had a ten, and as I was the first customer of the day, she had no change to give me. She therefore let me... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Just go there and you will feel it ... Quiet, nice place with charming atmosphere. They take very good care of it.

Thank mirkahofmanova
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

While touring the big island, we made a stop at the stone monoliths. I can't imagine this would be "must" for most people unless you are very keen on Pacific cultural history or archaeology, as the stones, while large, do not have much detail remaining on them, but it was a nice stop for a few minutes on our trip... More 

Thank Melissa N

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