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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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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we drove at night to be there for sunrise and boy was it worth it! magical, peaceful, stunning, unforgettable. We stayed a few hours and saw the sunlight changing every minute, a glorious experience. Wild horses came later on and made it even more picturesque. YOU CAN'T MISS IT!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

You can go early in the morning to watch the sun rise, I hired a motorbike and road out, a local told me best season for sunrise is January, but I was blown away by the peace and scenery, a place I will never forget.

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london
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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The single 'traveller' statue awaits for you at the entrance of this wonderful display and largest impressive site of 15 Moais standing. He is nicknamed the 'traveller' because he has been to Japan and back for a special exhibition. Thanks to him, Japanese fundings have been secured to lift up the Moais and the result is how they are presently... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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106 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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122 helpful votes 122 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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