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Ahu Vinapu

Easter Island, Chile
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Ranked #16 of 25 Attractions in Easter Island
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There isn't many moais in vinapu, but the landscape is breathless. I went there by bicycle and stayed there for a while. The are many cows, horses and dogs in the way and you will find that for all long the island. Vinapu worth the visit.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I think this site is on one of the tours. But it may have been one we just drove past. There are so many Moai. We enjoyed seeing all of them!

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Wuustwezel, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Don't let the location put you off, this is a beautiful site with a gorgeous background. There are some cows on the property, so mind your step. On the first Ahu you can see the impressive building skills, as the stones fit almost perfectly. The second Ahu has fallen over Moai with Pukao lying around. The way back gives you... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is probably the most famous one of the platforms where the stone statues stand on. The very thick stones that form the Ahu reminds me of the ones the Incas built in Peru. One can see a few fallen heads and top hats near the Ahu, presumably the ones which were on the platform. The surrounding ocean makes the... More

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Houston TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Near the downtown and airport. The view is not too wonderful, but make sure to see the ahu structure on the back and the statue made of red stone like those top nots are made of. It was supposed to be a female figure with two heads. My husband was excited to see it, I guess it is a famous... More

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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This ahu is famous for the working in the stones at the platform very similar to those foud in Peru. ahu Vinapu is the only in all Easterv Island with this kind of construction more than 5000km aoart from Peru and built about 300 years earlier. I´ve been to inca cities in Peru and can confirm they are quit similar.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Got to see the dump, the gravel quarry and the back of the airport... Great views of the ocean, but where were was the AHU???

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Harvest, Alabama
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40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Polynesians just don't do stonework, except at Easter Island. The stonework here is clearly similar to what you'd find in Peru. That is one of the reasons that Thor Heyerdahl thought the first inhabitants of this island were from South America, and he may have been at least partly right -- although today the common opinion is that the inhabitants... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

this one can be confusing to find. If you reach the fuel depot turn right. Look for the road on the left. It is easy to miss. Once you are there you can enjoy this amazing site. The back of the Ahu is the best part. Really amazing stone work. There are also a couple of topknots on the ground... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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354 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Another mystery here when you see how well constructed the stone walls are, reminiscent of those walls constructed by the Incans. You will enjoy the sights here other than the stone walls.

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