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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The postcard of easter island. You cannot believe how ancient people did it. How they put those moai in that place!. It is a place you cannot miss.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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38 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

You should not miss Ahu Tongariki. This is the largest moai archaeological site on the island where you will marvel at the 15 re-erected gentle giants. I was in awe of the size as well as seeing the largest platform (ahu) displaying the statues. An extra plus is there are some elegant petroglyphs as well. To maximize your time on... More

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South San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Backed up against the turbulence of the crashing Sea, these Moai are magical and mystical in their own right. A beautiful spectacle, while being the highest number of Moai on any one Ahu that I experienced on the Island. Brilliant!

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New York, NY United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Getting to Easter Island is quite the trek but its definitely a place to visit at least once in a lifetime. Ahu Tongariki is the largest platform on the island displaying 15 Moai statues. The Pacific Ocean in the background makes for great pictures. Although the weather wasn't that great (cloudy and chilly) the experience was awesome. It was peaceful... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

you really have to work to get to Easter Island but just seeing the Moai is a spiritual experience not to be missed. Get a good local guide of which there are many and spend time walking through the Quarry before visiting Tongariki which will "blow you away". There are numerous archeological sites to visit. Some strenuous hikes but mostly... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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230 reviews 230 reviews
63 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is the largest display of Moai on the island. We first saw it from above and the walked down to it. As you look from above the bay stretches out behind it. It is a beautiful view. You do not want to miss this stop on the island!

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
72 helpful votes 72 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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