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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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San Francisco, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is the most popular and crowded destination on Rapa Nui. The sunrise is gorgeous, or its also good at sunset. The Famous Fifteen are amazing and inspiring and are my second favorite place on the island.

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Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Yes, this is a truly incredible place to visit. Almost unbelievable, as the Ahu (platform) stretches for 700 meters, and the 15 Moai -all clearly different from one another - span about 100 yards. Our guide, Marc Shields of Green Island Tours, described the site, including the fact that these Moai were restored and re-erected by the Japanese as a... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
145 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you don't see anything else on Easter Island you must see this. You cannot help to be amazed by the fifteen moai all standing in a line on the ahu. I was lucky there were very few other people about so had some good photos. Sunrise is best if you can get there early enough.

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Ocala, Florida
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219 reviews 219 reviews
106 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Absolutely fantastic reconstruction. Only downside is the number of visitors makes really perfect photos close to impossible.

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We arrived very early in the morning before the sunrise and witnessed the "mana" rays of early light over the Moais. As the sun came up, the scenery got better and better - this is the sunrise spot and well worth the 30-45 minute drive from town. We saw so many people here so early in the morning. After the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Rent a car or scooter and go here for sunrise. It's a magical atmosphere! Bring something to sit on as the lawn tends to be wet in the morning.

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place is the reason you travel to Easter Island, there's not much more I can say that isn't already explained 100 times in the other reviews. Getting here is worth every penny of the trip.

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Sydney
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81 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Go there several times as the views of the Moai change with the weather conditions, and try and avoid the crowds, they soon disperse if you wait. Don't walk beyond the indicated area and respect the Moai, it is a magical place.

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West Yorkshire
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a brilliant site with the Moai restored, and we just stared in wonder at them as they weighed so much and were amazed they could even have been lifted. Don't miss it.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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196 reviews 196 reviews
142 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Across the way from the National park or another old volcano mountaintop, wonderful site of these huge marvelous structures, so awe inspiring seeing them up close and personal!

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