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Address: Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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This is an interesting stop to see the red volcanic rock quarry where the top knots were made for the moai. Some of them are still there. It's a short stop. While interesting, it... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
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San Antonio, Texas
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Spectacular Moai! What an amazing experience to see the Moai in person after learning about them in school 40 years ago.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Puna Pau was the last stop in our group's two day tour of Easter Island. This site sort of served as a summary of the whole picture we drew from our explorations. It contained beautiful hillside views, dormant volcanoes, plus town and island vistas .that were just breathtaking!

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is an interesting stop to see the red volcanic rock quarry where the top knots were made for the moai. Some of them are still there. It's a short stop. While interesting, it is not as important as some of the other moai sites

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Thank travelinjep
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We came here on our private tour and we spotted small domes made of stone. Our guide explained to us that these are ancient chicken coups and since the currency back then were chickens, it was similar to our modern day ATMs. We thought it was a funny comparison!

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Thank tawnygama
NY
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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

You must visit the Puna Pau to get a complete understanding of the entire Moai statute including its Pukao (hat/knot on head). You will see various pukao lying around in various stages as well as some incredible views. But more importantly you will see how these structures came to be and learn about the red coloring. Once visiting this location... More 

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Thank Chonee
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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326 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The red top-knots were made here. They represented the hair piled on top of the head. The distance from here to the various Moai is impressive, but much easier to move than the Moai themselves.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

It is very easy to reach, just a short distance when you go visit Akiwi and it is interesting to see the size of the hats used in the Moai.

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Thank Xana S
Tennessee
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Quite a hill to climb up. I was about out of breath getting up there. The views are fantastic. Here you can see the top portion of the "hats" some Moai have and how far it was to get them there. Was there November 2011.

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Thank augustwest11
Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

There are many Moai in various stages of construction and movement. The natives appear to have just stopped one day. A clue is on one of the Moai still up on the hille: carved into it's chest is a crude sketch of a three masted square sailed ship.

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Thank Norma W
new york
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is the quary of red volcanic rock where the Moai's pukao or "hats" were made. There are a few lying here and there,and you can see them up close and really take in their size(as big as a car!) The site itself is very peaceful and delightful with a wonderful view of the whole island

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