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“Out of the Way” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ahu Akivi

Ahu Akivi
Easter Island, Chile
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Out of the Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The map shows the route to Ahu Akivi as being unpaved, but actually it was paved, so it wasn't as daunting as we thought. Surprisingly, Ahu Akivi is located in the middle of farming fields which we didn't see elsewhere in Rapa Nui. The Moai look towards the water and are very accessible. This site was almost vacant when we went there, so it felt very private. I don't recall any facilities there.

Visited April 2013
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One of a kind Ahu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Ahu Akivi has some impressive Moai and the area has been restored nicely and it is kept in good order. Make sure to walk behind the Ahu as well. This is one of the few sites that are not along the coast. It can be a little quieter here and not as busy. One interesting tidbit about Ahu Akivi is that the Moai face the setting sun on the summer and autumn equinox.

Visited March 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Well maintained”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great site, plenty of parking and you can walk entirely around the moai giving you the chance for interesting photos.

Visited April 2012
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London
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“A great Moai site, well worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Moai facing out into the ocean, in the middle of nowhere. Make the effort to visit Ahu Akivi, it's a little different to the other restored sites and you can get great pics of the Moai watching over the town and ocean.

Visited January 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Unique for Easter Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Go here to see the exception, here the moai face the sea instead of facing away from it. It is a beautiful site and well worth the visit.

Visited January 2013
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