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Rano Raraku

Address: Easter Island, Chile
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Volcanos, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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.
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Park City, Utah
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188 reviews 188 reviews
137 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Part of a National Geographic tour of the world, our group was awe-struck by everything. We were there several years ago and I am just getting around to review this trip--but I believe everything now is as it was. So let me say that if you can come to this island, you should. We spent the entire day (and could... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you want photos like the guide books, get there at 9 am or after 4 pm (the BBC film with Jago Cooper was probably shot at ~8am before it opened). But fabulous whatever time. If you have a good zoom lens, then the wide shots from the approach road are worth stopping to take - but big tour bus... More

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San Marcos, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
85 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Our guide was knowledgeable and terrific. The sites are breathtaking and if you go to easter island you must tour the entire island. Just amazing statues and the mystery behind them.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went with a local guide who was very informative and therefore brought the site alive. He explained the various Moai which would have otherwise remained a mystery. He gave us insight to the various tribes and beliefs.

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Isla de Maipo, Chile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Such an amazing place just could not believe what was in front of my eyes,I don't think I could ever get tired of visiting this place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What a great variety of Moai here in contrasting landscape. See how the great stones were carved out of the mountain. The Ocean is clearly visible but the stark contrast from the stone to the rolling green grass and the blue sky will make memorable photos. There is also a separate path from this place that leads up to the... More

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Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place is awesome, there are so many Moai. This is the quarry where they were all made from, and taken around the island. Great walk. Make sure u do the crater walk, as there are hidden gems.

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Gainesville, Florida
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was my favorite site on Rapa Nui. Incredible masterpieces! Go with a guide-they can not only explain the history, carving and transport methods, but they can point out Moai in the bedrock you may not notice on your own.

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South San Francisco, California
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Where the Moai all began! This is an AMAZING showing of human will and artistry....not to mention patience and brute strength. Many "heads" peer at you as they almost seemingly rise from the earth. Weathered and strikingly beautiful remnants of ancient civilization.

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Easter Island, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was the park where the moai first started getting constructed, no words do justice to this amazing park, must see, just go and see it !

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