Did you know that there is only one ancient city ever built on top of a coral reef? It was built in 1200 and is made of almost 100 geometrically shaped man-made stone islands. Nobody knows its origins. Amazing, right?
Do you know where we need to travel to in order to see this city?
You are all very smart. It is indeed Nan Madol.
A bit more about it:
In a remote region of the western Pacific Ocean lies a stunning and spooky unsolved mystery: the ruins of the ancient city of Nan Madol.
Located next to the eastern shore of Micronesian island Pohnpei, this once-great, prehistoric city is comprised of nearly 100 geometrically shaped man-made stone islands, and it’s the only ancient city built atop a coral reef.
No one is sure of the origins, nor why anyone would want to build a city far from food and water, and yet its ruins are rife with stories and spirits.
Referred to as an “engineering marvel” by the Smithsonian and nicknamed the “Venice of the Pacific,” this series of over 90 artificial islets could have once housed around 1,000 people.
Although the Saudeleur built the city around 1200 AD, it wasn’t until recently that Nan Madol was finally named a World Heritage Site.


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