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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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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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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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Exeter, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

On Wednesday, we went to the rental car place around 9:30. There was a call center across the street so we went there so DH could touch base with his office. There were some forms that needed his signature so we waited while his Assistant emailed them to the call center so they could be printed out. DH saw that... More

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Fontana, California
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This quarry is what makes Easter Island. Go here before you visit the ahu to learn how the Rapa Nui came around to carve the statues from the rocks found on this mountain. You need the Rapa Nui Park Pass to enter here. This place makes you think about the many theories on why they carved these humongous figures and... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Moai on a hill. Moai in the ground. Get your Moai fix here. Don't miss the interesting piece of the mountain where you can see how these were carved and later moved. The walk the crater is so-so, therefore spend more time amidst the hillside Moai. Also - don't miss the artisans afterward. They were reasonably priced and very friendly.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

While approaching the mountain, the Moai slowly come into view. You want to stop often to reflect and take pictures. Once on the mountain you are able to take it all in! I'd recommend a guided tour. There is so much to learn about the history of the Moai here. There is a fee, because it is a National Park.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A Dali painting like landscape of Moai emerging from the ground at odd angle; close to Tongariki so two great sights next door to one another

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Wuustwezel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Just driving up to this majestic volcano is worth it. As you come closer, all black spots become statues, and lots of them indeed. At the start there's a small cafe and some local shops. A toilet is located at your right. When entering, the guards check your National Park ticket, so be sure to buy one at the airport... More

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