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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
Peter B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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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?

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.

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 

Thank Raffles T
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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.

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 

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!

Thank Ibadanboy
South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Aligned along the ocean shore lies this remarkable handiwork of some very skilled ancient workers. Ahu Vinapu boasts a beautiful stone wall that represents a likeness to the same skills required to construct the Egyptian Pyramids, as well as Machu Picchu's sacred walls. My native guide reveres this site with utmost respect and considers it to be *the* most important... More 

Thank aimster9870
Sao Paulo, SP
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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.

Thank Lais C
Norman, Oklahoma
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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!

Thank Okie-Babs
Wuustwezel, Belgium
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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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