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An unrestored platform

This is one of the unrestored platforms situated on the south coast. There are eight moais knocked... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Unelma333
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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We saw almost all the island over two days. The coastal road gave some spectacular views. Our guide... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
angielittlefield
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the unrestored platforms situated on the south coast. There are eight moais knocked down. It gives you an idea how all the statues used to look before being restored. I find this site less impressive than Aku Akahanga with the 13...More

Thank Unelma333
Reviewed April 17, 2018

We saw almost all the island over two days. The coastal road gave some spectacular views. Our guide even knew of a blow hole that made the sound of a whale blowing. We saw a coastal fisherman and learned about the Bird Man contest that...More

Thank angielittlefield
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Here are more of the Moai toppled over and destroyed by the tsunami - it is sad to see There is also a small recreation of a Rapa Nui village You don’t need long here

Thank Sue K
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Another unrestored site, makes for interesting viewing. Only need to spend a short time here but it’s a good spot to see.

Thank Granules2013
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Ahu Vaihu is one of the more average sites and does not really offer more than a view of one of the sites in an un-restored state, but according to the sign, this site does illustrate how far the Moai's hats (pukao) could have rolled...More

Thank Lyle W
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The platform with the toppled Moai is interesting but sad seeing the results of the native civil wars. Be sure to check out the ruins of the native block dwellings to see how these people lived.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed March 15, 2017

At the end of Rapa Nui history, all Moias were put down during the sanguinary conflicts between villages and those we saw standing on the platforms nowadays have been restored. Ahu Vaihu is one of the many unrestores site, in my opinion the most beautiful....More

Thank Mona77
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Spectacular Moai! What an amazing experience to see the Moai in person after learning about them in school 40 years ago.

Thank eyeswideopen8952
Reviewed December 20, 2016

It is well worth visiting all the sites on Rapa Nui, it helps give an overall impression of the huge amount of work that went into carving these statues and moving them to the sites for erection from the quarries. The whole place is littered...More

Thank GillH007_12
Reviewed December 16, 2016

This is a very peaceful island, the only Moai standing today have been re-erected either after being toppled by wars or tsunami. Our guide was Elena, a local born and bread lady who knows everything about the island. She will take you to places on...More

Thank Rob and Lee F
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