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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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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.

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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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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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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 

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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.

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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!

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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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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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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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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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