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If you’re on the island, you need to make a stop at the largest Ahu on the island. Standing 15 strong, this awesome monument symbolizes the Rapa Nui heritage and emphasizes the incredible efforts it took to erect these massive statues. Much better to attend...More
Ahu Tongariki is awe inspiring because of the large number and high quality of the moai featured therein. The location is peerless and all the moai are proudly on their ahu, having been re-erected following the devastation of the 1960 Chilean earthquake,. Nearby are some...More
These statues are 1 of 2 places everyone wants to see. The moais were destroyed by a tsunami in 1960, but have been beautifully restored. The are several sites on the grounds that make for outstanding photo-ops
Seen these statues in many documentaries but to stand next to them with breaking waves in the background is wonderful.
I’m sure some people mind find this stuff boring ( kids and teenagers ) but as someone who loves the history of the world, I...More
Apart from the quarry, this is probably the most photogenic place for Moai in Rapa Nui. We initially went on a tour during the day and learnt all about the devastation from the Tsunami and how it was rebuilt.
We then went very early for...More
Ahu Tongariki is the most photographed moai site on Easter island.
The history of Tongariki mixes mythological stories, wars and settlements of tribes and clans back to 10th century.
This row of 15 moai is situated between two volcanoes: Rano Raraku and Poike on the...More
Welcome to the largest Ahu on Easter Island which is known as the platform that is lined up to 200m long podiums. This is a fulfilled dream of most travelers who cross this planet to reach Easter island to view them. All thanks to the...More
Truly memorable visit at sunrise. I left in the rental car about 90 minutes before sunrise so I could take in the light as it slowly came over the monument. Awesome.
There is a little coffee and snack stand in an old VW van in...More
This was Tongariki which are fifteen moai on a very grand platform two of which still had their hats on. We were told that during a tsunami in 1960 they all were toppled from the plinth and washed inshore. They were restored in the 1980s...More
We were there last month (3/2015). They drive on the right side of the road. I saw a car rental place right in town but don't know what they cost. If I were you, I'd take a small group or private tour. The tour guides have... More
We were there last month (3/2015). They drive on the right side of the road. I saw a car rental place right in town but don't know what they cost. If I were you, I'd take a small group or private tour. The tour guides have so much information to offer. We took private tours and LOVED it. I had read a lot on Easter Island and guides had so much more to offer that no book ever told me. Have a good trip!