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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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230 reviews 230 reviews
63 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

To get the full story, make this stop with a good guide. The quarry is basically the artists colony where most of the moai originated. You can see them in various states of completion. Some had imperfections in the rock and were discarded. It is a beautiful walk. From the back side you get a birds eye view of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 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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11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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108 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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225 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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