Badrulchau Stone Monoliths

Top choice archaeological site in Babeldaob

Image by Badrulchau Stone Monoliths, Palau, by Jean-Bernard Carillet Lonely Planet

If you want to see the 'Easter Island of Micronesia', bookmark this archaeological site located at Babeldaob's northernmost point, where you'll find large basalt monoliths studded on a hillside. Their origin and purpose is unknown, but according to one legend the gods put them there to support a bai (men's meeting house) that held thousands of people. Some stones weigh up to five tonnes. Badrulchau is also a wonderful picnic spot, with splendid sea views.

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