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Ahu Tongariki

Address: Easter Island, Chile
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4-Day Tour of Easter Island: Moai Statues, Ahu...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 15 of the island's famous moai statues stand here in a military...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 15 of the island's famous moai statues stand here in a military lineup upon a flat rock platform.
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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The best light on the Moais is at the evening! If you are lucky, sunrise will be amazing and without clouds or rain!

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Wuustwezel, Belgium
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48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Located far from everything, this is a peaceful place with amazing views. All accompanied by 15 restored Moai on a large Ahu. Too beautiful and special to describe. Be sure to visit Ahu Tongariki, otherwise you cannot you've visited Easter Island.

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Glasgow
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The scale of this place is amazing and since the have put one of the headpieces on when they restored the Moai it is particularly interesting

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Place, this is the one you must visit while on the Island. While Ahu Tongariki is on the opposite side of the Island from most Hotels you must make it for the Sunrise, it is one of the best views in the world! I repeat, it was one of the most amazing views in the world! We sent at least... More 

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New York City, New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This line up of 15 Moai backs up to a cove. Even sans statues, it is a lovely spot. And for as far as you can see in any direction, there is no development of any kind. That is one element that greatly surprised me, and a real tribute is due the people of Rapa Nui for preserving these views.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is no doubt the most famous location to visit on Easter Island with its 15 perfectly lined up Moais facing the mountain from where they were built from with the ocean at the back - the full package for whoever is after wonderful pictures especially if you try to get there early in the morning to catch the first... More 

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Seattle
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114 reviews 114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

this is one of the largest archeological sights on the island; it was restored in the 1990's. I took a gazillion pictures. Just couldn't get enough to 'staring' at these immense statues and realizing that you are among the few people in the world who actually get to see them up close. The sight is massive and we were with... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The largest reconstructed site on the island with 15 maoi facing the quarry of Rano Raraku from whence the were carved. It's AMAZING!! There is also a row of very nice top knots that once belonged to the maoi. Inland from the now standing maoi is one lying face up where it was deposited after a tsunami hit in May... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was very interesting how the statues you had always seen on TV, which considered to be probably the most mysterious statues in the most remote place on the planet, just standing right in front of you, it was quite fun. When you stand under you can admire their history and greatness, when you go a little away they can... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Here are fifteen moais, all shapes and sizes, neatly lined up in a row. There is something rather grand and dignified about this place. All part of the great Easter Island experience.

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