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Stone Money

Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
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Unique to Yap

Unmissable if you're in Yap...they are all over the place, but the coolest one I saw was near the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
thelonious22
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Seongnam
Yap and Its Stone Money

When visiting Yap, this is a MUST to see--the Stone Money. The island is riddled with Stone Money... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Pamela P
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Guam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unmissable if you're in Yap...they are all over the place, but the coolest one I saw was near the southern tip in Gael Village...it's what makes Yap unique

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

When visiting Yap, this is a MUST to see--the Stone Money. The island is riddled with Stone Money, and you need to see it to believe it. Having a local guide provide a tour would be best. The Yapese people are proud of their traditions....More

Thank Pamela P
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Try to read as much as you can before going because there is nothing in the way of information once you arrive. It is an easy walk from the Colonia so you do not need a guide to get there. However, try to find out...More

Thank Al B
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

If you come to Yap, you will see stone money almost everywhere. I was surprised by just how much there is. Even though that's true, I would still recommend a tour outside Kolonia to see the stone money banks in the villages. Oceania Hotel arranged...More

Thank Mathyew
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were on Yap for the 49th Yap Days at the beginning of March 2017. We spend 4 days with the Yapese people and thoroughly enjoyed every day. The friendly people were a delight and we felt that we were part of their celebrations. We...More

Thank RickMIusa
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

An interesting tour took us through a couple banks. We were surprised to learn that this can still be used for transactions even today.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you visit Yap, you'd be hard pressed not to see stone money at least somewhere on the island. To truly appreciate it, you need to know the history and purpose. I've posted a photo of a picture with the story. I found it most...More

1  Thank Monica L
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Although we were on a snorkeling trip and spent five days in Yap we spent a day and a half doing cultural touring around the island we visited two of the stone money banks and found this extremely interesting and got great photos this is...More

Thank mariposa67
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This is a must see on Yap island. It is very interesting to learn about the fact that the stone money is still being used in major transactions such as paying for a piece of land or a house, and how the value of each...More

1  Thank ryu0803
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

It's amazing how these have survived time and still remain part of the modern culture of the island. It is all part of the rich history of the island of yap and it distinguishes it from most of the other islands in the vicinity. The...More

Thank jhelfgott
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Karen, here are more of Yap. Fauna & Flora. The island of Yap is a true botanical treasure trove of tropical flowers that bloom throughout the year as the bright red hibiscus, Spider Lily or sweet smelling plumerias. But... More
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