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Ahu Vaihu

Coastal Road, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Toppled Moai Site with Ruins

The platform with the toppled Moai is interesting but sad seeing the results of the native civil... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
RichardK938
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West Palm Beach, Florida
The best unrestored platform

At the end of Rapa Nui history, all Moias were put down during the sanguinary conflicts between... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Mona77
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Piacenza, Italy
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Coastal Road, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The platform with the toppled Moai is interesting but sad seeing the results of the native civil wars. Be sure to check out the ruins of the native block dwellings to see how these people lived.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 15 March 2017

At the end of Rapa Nui history, all Moias were put down during the sanguinary conflicts between villages and those we saw standing on the platforms nowadays have been restored. Ahu Vaihu is one of the many unrestores site, in my opinion the most beautiful....More

Thank Mona77
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.

Thank eyeswideopen8952
Reviewed 20 December 2016

It is well worth visiting all the sites on Rapa Nui, it helps give an overall impression of the huge amount of work that went into carving these statues and moving them to the sites for erection from the quarries. The whole place is littered...More

Thank GillH007_12
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a very peaceful island, the only Moai standing today have been re-erected either after being toppled by wars or tsunami. Our guide was Elena, a local born and bread lady who knows everything about the island. She will take you to places on...More

Thank Rob and Lee F
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up stopping at Ahu Vaihu for a few minutes and glad we did. The Moai have not all been restored but that look shows the wear and tear the ocean and earthquake had on this place. Beautiful views of the ocean as well...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A lot of people have commented that these Moai haven't been restored, which is true. However they are still inspiring and wonderful. For me, seeing a row of face down Moai, was very heart wrenching. Equally though it does make you appreciate those statues which...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Another place to see the way the island looked when the first westerners came here and before the restorations.

Thank avenabo
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Other sites have better Moai views but the ocean views are very dramatic. I would spend my time at other locations.

Thank Lawito
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Taking ones time to drive along the coastal roads is well worth the trip. The beauty of the ragged caostline with crashing waves under the azure blue skies is breathtaking. When looking south off the coast, it is hard to imagine that the next piece...More

Thank arbeebe
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