Off the beaten path: Tonga

Tonga, the Friendly Islands archipelago consists of 170 islands and takes pride in its magnificent cliffs, beautiful beaches, active volcanic craters and coral atolls. Tonga is the located right on the International Date Line, which makes it the first country to bring the New Year to the world. This destination has several exotic experiences to offer to the ones who like to travel off the beaten path. You can examine the atolls, see some really ancient historical sites, walk through a mysterious Maui Trilithon, drink some mildly narcotic kava, watch Tapa cloth being made from tree bark and learn some weird and unusual traditions of the locals.

The mystery of Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon in Tonga

Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon is a mysterious massive gate. No one knows what its purpose was and how it ended up on the Tongatapu island. The locals believe it was the throne of Tuitatui god.