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Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The moai statues are not just heads but full bodies the topknots are like red hair or pukao carved on top of the heads - they come from a different volcano and here they have samples of the red volcanic rock which is more pours...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Apparently may of the statues were damaged in transit, or otherwise didn't meet the expectations of their originators. These were left as they laid.

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is what I love the most, enjoying Nature and views. It was amazing. I really hope to come back.

Thank Kriss D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We spent 3 days on Easter Island and had a truly memorable experience! The weather was a bit wet and blustery at times, but the scenery and statues made up for it. There are so many "Heads" that you seem to think that they are...More

1  Thank BeachBumBill
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Also another guided tour. This is the quarry site and is very interesting. The red top knots were made here and rolled to their final site. By the time they arrived they were the correct size.

Thank mrscleo
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We walked the 15km round trip from town to Puna Pau and whilst there is a small bit of info on the quarry it is fairly underwhelming. Unfortunately it is up against some other amazing sites on the island which probably biases opinion. You do...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Place where they carved the "hats" for the Moai, not impressive but it offers a nice view to ocean on both sides of the island.Not as good as from Terevaca.

Thank MathiasBoss
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is the quarry where the top-knots were made from a light volcanic larval rock. There are several finished products laying around obviously awaiting delivery. At the top of the hill is a place to get a good view over the town of Hanga Roa...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

It is where the red hats were mined. So you see a few scattered around. For the rest it is not so impressive.

Thank worldtravellerTom
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Perhaps it was the rainy, cloudy foggy day. But the walk up to Puna Pau did not deliver much of value. It is the source of the red "sombreros" worn by the moais, and there are a couple large wheels carved out of the rocks....More

Thank Rocketleech
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