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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 is being determined. An excellent photo spot but do not forget to use a lot... 更多
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 stone money still has a value today and has helped maintain the tight knit community... 更多
A visit to the "Stone Money Bank" is an easy tour from Colonia. One can see the stone money, which is still used occasionally today (mainly for larger purchases such as land transfers, as I understand it). The value of the money is not simply based on its size; this is explained on the tour along with other history about... 更多
The stone money is so much a part of Yap's heritage that the bank is a "must see!" Our fabulous guide, Tamog, explained everything in great detail so we got answers to how in the heck did the sailors transport giant stones from Palau to Yap!? Yes, go find out for yourselves.
Living in the area i know the history of the stone money. It would be a good idea to talk to the locals to find out the history and story behind the stone money.
Interesting to see a unique and significant piece of the island's culture. They money is still being used today. As a woman be sure to cover your thighs in order to respect their culture. Also, carry something in your hand, such as a branch to show you are a friendly visitor. The "tombstones" near the banks and community houses are... 更多
It's a beautiful sight , all those magnificent pieces of rock is every possible size . They all present a big value in Yap , depending on the size (the small ones are the oldest and therefore the most expensive ones due to the difficulty they had to get them in Yap by canoe) . It's on the island of... 更多
It's not difficult to find stone money; there are 'banks' and occasionally individual stones all over the island. If for some reason you don't come across any in your explorations, just ask someone and they'll point you the right way. Something to remember while walking around is that virtually every square inch of land is owned by someone, even if... 更多
Micronesia is a remote region that has inspired and intrigued us. Our recent travel to this area allows us to learn a lot about the local people, culture, and economy in this area. We were fortunate to meet several interesting people and participated in Yap Day celebration (March 2014)
The Stone Money is unique to Yap Island and the history, stories and legends intermingle freely. The Yapese are rightly proud of their culture and heritage and every man, woman and child can tell you the history of the 'Stone Money' it is fascinating and a true insight into how the island and people developed. I will not delve into... 更多