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Nan Madol

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
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A true World Heritage site...

There not much to see in the Federated States of Micronesia especially in Pornphei, but Nan Madol... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Brian S
One of the wonders of the world

If you visit Pohnpei, you MUST visit Nan Madol. It is truly the Venice of the Pacific--the ruins of... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Lin0515
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New Castle, Delaware
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This center of an ancient civilization is surrounded by 92 islets.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you visit Pohnpei, you MUST visit Nan Madol. It is truly the Venice of the Pacific--the ruins of a complex of buildings constructed a thousand years ago from volcanic basalt "logs" weighing tons. To make things even more interesting, they weren't built on land--they...More

Thank Lin0515
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is an incredible site, recently listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site, understandably so. It pays to pick up a map from the tourist centre in town first as there is no signage or any form of information out there. It's worth picking up...More

1  Thank MikeRoads
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

It's hard to believe that a tourist would visit Pohnpei and not make it out to Nan Madol. It is a mysterious and beautiful place. You can't help but wonder how they built it and what happened there during its heyday. I'm glad I had...More

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 17 July 2017

You read various reports on this place but when you see just how massive it must have been and how such massive rocks were moved into place and then it was abandoned. The builders had an oral traditions so there is nothing but myth to...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Nan Madol is an absolute must when visiting Pohnpei. Unlike other tourist attractions around the world there are no lines, no crowds and no people standing in the way of your photos. The ruin city is a very impressive sight in itself, but the addition...More

Thank JornTv
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Its a bit of a treck from where you park your car and be prepared to pay around 5 dollars to enter through private grounds. Once there its worth the hike (20 minutes) not really good for swimming as its pretty shallow wherever you try...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We booked day long tour of island through Bombay Surf Club in our hotel Mangrove Bay. Not cheap but..... our driver/guide kind of reviewed what we wanted to do morning of tour. Basically told him the ruins were the only must do and we were...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The facts of Nan Madol are covered elsewhere. The experience.... a 15 minute walk through the jungle, to come across these ancient, haunted ruins... is hard to describe in terms other than to say it formed the basis for the mythical city in an H.P....More

Thank David G
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We visited Nan Madol on a tour organised by Pohnpei Surf Club which was very well organised and we really liked out guide Ray. Nan Madol is a very interesting site. I recommend getting some information about it before you go. We saw a lot...More

1  Thank Emma O
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