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Ahu Tongariki

Easter Island, Chile
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: 15 of the island's famous moai statues stand here in a military lineup upon a flat rock platform.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a must go when in Rapa Nui. Try arrivin early in the morning to see the sun rising behind the statues.

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Saltillo, Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

You need to see to beleive, extraordinary experience beautiful site, you can get good pics in morning bur best in afternoon when son is going down opposite side of Moai's. Take a light coat as backup some moments light rain, some moments windy. Remember this is the site for one of your best pictures of a life experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is probably my most favourite bunch of moai - I couldn't stop taking photos of them. Make sure if you go durning the day go back just before sunset (don't leave it too late because the sun goes down behind the hill) and the lighting is amazing. also don't forget to get the trick photos of jumping over the... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Review with photos:http://shrimp2.pixnet.net/blog/post/105869135 Ahu Tongariki is the largest numbers of moai site in Easter Island. You will find 15 moais lined up on the island, one of them weared pukao, the hat on the top of moai. The popular moai site you can't miss!

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London, United Kingdom
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249 reviews 249 reviews
93 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a really remarkable place to visit. After a scenic drive along the Easter Island coastline, you turn off to Ahu Tongariki and behold the 15 Moai standing on the raised platform. A most wonderful sight. Great for pictures (particularly sunrise), this is without doubt arguably one of the most famous, must-see sights n Easter Island. Combine the visit... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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220 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Guess this one the most famous sites they got the Moai on a raised platform and its a great location as most are

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Wichita
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The scenery at this tourist spot is fantastic! One of my favorite spots on the island. Highly recommend seeing Tongariki.

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Miami
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It is hard to say this is the number one attraction because for me there are six must see attractions on island: Ahu Tongariki, Akakena, Rano Raraku, Rano Kau with ORongo and Ahu Akapu. For Ahu Tongariki its easy to walk by the first Moai when you see 15 standing in the distance. This first Moai is the traveling Moai... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The most impressive of all the sets of moai and the longest funerary platform on the island. These were restored with help from Japan in the 1990's. A tsunami flooded the area in 1960. You can get an idea of how powerful the wave was by looking for the solitary moai that's flat on its back quite a few hundred... More

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Exeter, NH
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Thursday, we were scheduled to leave at 1:00. We got up EARLY and left the hotel at 6:00 to go see the sunrise at Ahu Tongariki. It was pitch black! Until a car started tailing us. That was actually kind of disappointing to have someone else out there with us. We parked and thankfully, I had brought the headlamps with... More

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