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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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Wuustwezel, Belgium
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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181 helpful votes 181 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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350 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 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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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

It's so interesting to see this perfect wall on the back side of the ahu. It was built so many years ago, and looks so perfect, as though it was done with a laser level. Surprising.

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el cerrito, california
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30 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

In Ahu Vinapu are two stone ahus (platforms for the moais). Platform 1 shows a poorly built ahu, with the rocks placed there showing a not very sophisticated construction with primitive tools. But just 150 yards to the right of this ahu there is platform 2. The rocks in this ahu are so well cut, they rival in quality with... More

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