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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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Inca technology?

The stonework and alignment to the sun of these Moai platforms is straight out of the Inca building manual suggesting a possible link with Rapa Nui hundreds of years ago?

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small archaeological site located between the end of the airport runway and the sea. It's well signed from the main road although remember you have to go around the small industrial area and to the other side to find it - you will feel like maybe you've missed it once you hit a small gravel road but... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Really cool big stone wall construction. It reminded me of the stone walls around Cusco, Peru. It makes me wonder how this kind of knowledge was passed around in the ancient word.

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Thank Chatchawan S
new jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you are pressed for time you can skip this as even though its a pleasant drive the statues are in a state of ruin and there are many more sites that are much better to visit before you go here.

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

It took me to a time of Prometheus and otherwordly achievements. How on earth the rapa nuis built this wall???

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The stonework and alignment to the sun of these Moai platforms is straight out of the Inca building manual suggesting a possible link with Rapa Nui hundreds of years ago?

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Thank Peter B
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was the first Moai I saw when arriving to Easter Island. It was very dissapointing compared to all the photos that can be seen of the island. But if you lower your expectations, then of course it's worth a visit. Maybe do a bit of research about this location before.

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Thank AndroidNils
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Located close to the coast around the end of the airport runway along a well rutted gravel road, this site has unrestored and toppled Moai. It contains 2 sets of Moai. Seeing this site gives you an idea of the work involved in restoring and erecting these iconic Moai. Walk around carefully as they have a number of stone sections... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our first stop on our tour, there was old remains of stone walls, some top knots that were used as cattle troughs now and the only example of what is believed to be a female statue that we saw. Well worth the visit, great signage and coastal views.

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Thank Alice R
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Vinapu is a large site with two subsections I and II. Section I includes some of the oldest and finest stonework on the island. There is red scoria statue in front of II that is said to be female by some archeologists. There are 6 fairly intact but toppled moai and many beautiful topknots. It's a bit of walking around... More 

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Thank Linda S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Ahu Vinapu is another site with a few Moai. There is also teh remains of an old stone wall here. As with almost every inch of this enchanting island, it is worth a visit. Stunning views of the rugged beautiful coastline!

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