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Rano Raraku

Easter Island, Chile
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Volcanos, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Whatever you hear is not enough. When you get to the quarry, your jaw drops and stays like that until you leave. The site is gorgeous and some of the moais are so lifelike they look like they can talk. The kneeling one, the one with the European sailing boat on the belly and the giant ones are standouts but... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stunning location, amazing history this truely is a 7 wonder of the world. and you will find the 2 moai from the movie night at the museum here.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was the quarry for the Moai and there are 100s of them on the hill. On the other side of the hill is a crater with a lake in it and more Moai. Just an awesome place, 5 star rating doesn't do it justice.

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London, England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is the quarry where the statues were carved from and it's worth a visit. However the price per person for entry is $60 US! We found this to be a lot, considering you can see the statues all around the rest of the island for free. I agree with paying for the maintenance of these objects, but this is... More

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

In general, there are many things to be done to keep everything in order. Limits on fields to be visited are not clearly protected- I suggested one of the guides to keep a lot of stones and the entry of every site and ask tourist to help the constructions of sidewalks using the stones carrying one or two stones... I... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Review with photos: http://shrimp2.pixnet.net/blog/post/105882524 Rano Raraku, the birthplace of the moais, is my favorite place on Easter Island. You could saw all the moai, and realized how they were carved from the side of volcano and then "walked" to their location on the island. Please come here to feel the magic power from all these moais.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is an excellent place to visit on the Easter Island. Here is the quarry where the Moai were made. It is in the Rapa Nui National Park so remember to pay your park fees. Beautiful 90 minute hike - well worth a visit. Highly recommended.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This part the tour and experiance a must see loads Moais sticking up and a load fell down great to see the ones the never finished

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Wichita
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I loved this park with all the moai. We hiked into the volcano and then saw all the statues. It was neat to see how the moai were carved from the side of the volcano and then slid down to be "walked" to their homes around the island. Highly recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Rano Raraku is the quarry where all the Moai statues were carved. At the entrance is a ranger station where they check your Rapa Nui Visitor Pass. You can get them here, at the airport or at Orongo. 397 statues in different stages of completion lie strewn around the edge of the Raraku Volcano. There is a rough trail passing... More

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