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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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+56 32 210 0635

The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this...

The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this mountain and are scattered across its slopes in various stages of completion.

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Seeing all of the moai being cut from the volcano is amazing. It's a short (but up and down slope on uneven ground) walk to see everything. Not challenging, but take your time... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2015
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

An interesting place to visit. A pleasant walk through the birth place of the Moai. Guides explain the process of carving the statues. Questions still remain as to how the Moai were transported across the island . Great photo opportunities.

Thank J9874XWkarenp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Seeing all of the moai being cut from the volcano is amazing. It's a short (but up and down slope on uneven ground) walk to see everything. Not challenging, but take your time and wear good shoes.

Thank EmmaAbroad
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Best place on Earth. The "belly button" of the world. This is the most unique and fascinating place I have ever seen. It's like being on another planet!

Thank travelingw0rldwide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Many many moai in different states. The largest Moai found. Some standing, some laying, many in different stages of completion. A great hike and archeology site.

Thank SBF2
Oakton, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The nursey of the moai shows how much had to happen to carve, separate, and transport the moai. It provides a real insight into the organization and resources it took to keep the demand for moai satisfied

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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Both the quarry and Ahu Tongariki are within minutes of each other. I visited both with my 18 year old son on a self-guided tour of South America. Which was better? We saw both during a gusting, rainstorm and it seemed rather apropos. Tongariki is obviously the most famous, most photographed site on the island, but the quarry tells a... More 

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Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is a quarry site and some of the largest Moai ever found are still lying within the bedrock, some have only their heads visible as the rest is below ground buried by time and there is a special one that is actually kneeling - my favourite example here. There is so much to see here, including a crater where... More 

1 Thank Alice R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

The number of maoi is mind blowing. It's amazing to see them close to where they were created and some are even still in the rock whilst others have sunk into the ground. I wish we could have stayed longer here & explored more

Thank ScottishTemplar
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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Easter island its a magical pace to go. Small hotels along the airport runway are the beast. They have the basics, air , hot water and incredable view. The tour guys and all the population are generally nice, decent and humble people. Visit the volcans and the park where the sculptures were actually made ..... sorry, no ovnis ... Food... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

The walks around the moai quarry is so wonderful. If you can come with a guide. If note, be sure to climb to the top for the views inside the volcano. This is a magical place, wher you will see moais at different carving stages. Important: there are bathrooms here, which is rare on the island.

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