Latte Stone Park Agana Guam Micronesia
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Long before Guam was famous as a military and resort destination, the Chamorro people called it home. They may have arrived as many as 4,500 years ago, coming across the sea from the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Latte Stone Park has some of the oldest traces of this original culture: House pillars, topped by stones that look like big bowls, date back to around 500 C.E. (so many of these relics remain on the island that some new buildings even incorporate them into the design). A walk among the latte stones, some as tall as six meters (almost 20 feet), is as close as you can get to a walk through ancient Guam.