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Ahu Tahai

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Address: Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
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A great place to view Sunset

This is near the village, the entire village are walkable and all within walking distance, so this is easily walkable. Come check this out during sunset which is around... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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San Jose
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is near the village, the entire village are walkable and all within walking distance, so this is easily walkable. Come check this out during sunset which is around 7:30-9pm-ish, double check with the hotel to make sure the exact time. You will see many people gather when sun is about to set. Get a good spot.

Thank Geminican
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a set of statues of which you can only see the most complete Moai with top knot and eyes. It is unsettelling as the eyes seem to follow you wherever you walk. There is also another set of Moai statues on a platform. This is a park set along the ocean.

Thank RusPat_704
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice site very close to Hanga Roa, walking distance if you don't have a car. This features several moai including the one with eyes with scenic sea views in the background. A good picnic spot if it's not too hot. If driving, take the coast road & it's one of the first unmarked roads on the left.

Thank TravellingOrange
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is close to Hanga Roa - an easy walk. Loads of people go for sunset - take a blanket and a picnic

Thank 535family
Adelaide, Australia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Of the many sites on Easter Island, our tour (Ahu Tahai and Rano Raraku) drove through Hanga Roa village to the Ahu Tahai group of five Moai constructed about 690AD on a large Ahu at a refurbished site with a circular temple and two individual Moai, one, the Ko Te Riku, with distinctive black obsidian and white shell or coral... More 

Thank Judith G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This was the only pkace where we saw the eyes actually complete on a Moai monolith. Here you can see several Moau statues but the big one is especially impressive. The views of the sea and the town together are fantastic. On our visit we saw local people dressed in tradition-ceremonial wears. It was very interesting and in a way... More 

Thank Mike M
New Westminster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Looking for a nice walk after lunch or dinner or a great spot to watch the sunset.... than this is the place for you, and it doesn't cost you a punch of your national park pass or any money to see it. 3 separate Moai stands including one with the eyes painted. Worth the walk.

Thank Keglerdave
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Is the place where you can take a bottle of wine with your mate, drop your appliances and enjoy the sunset! Is very romantic and is one of the things you can't miss of doing it during your stay on the island! Also, you can see the only one Moai complete! Enjoy it!!

Thank Dario C
South America
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This place is very close to the city and has one of the few Moai with eyes. The area around also has a cemetery nearby that is worth a visit. Easy place to go on a short trip, but most guided tours also do a stop here. This is by far the most popular place for watching the sunset on... More 

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

You can walk to Ahu Tahai from the museum by heading towards town following the coastline. It has 3 ahu sites Ko Te Riku with a topknot (Built around 690 A.D. it is the oldest site on the island), Vai Ure/Uri (5 Moai's) and Tahai (Located in the middle). There is a a boat shaped foundation of house in front... More 

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