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Ahu Tongariki

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15 Of The Island's Famous Moai Statues Stand Here In A Military Lineup Upon A Flat Rock Platform.
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Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is amazing, by the sea and big moais. You can take extraordinary photos at dawn, since the sun comes up just behind the ahu of the moais.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EdoSal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 11kb11
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Perry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank rudyboomer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank markoBRISTOL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dselvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PEili K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jcaulum
Reviewed August 7, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Mona77 | Reviewed this property |
I went there by bike, there's just 1 street that leads there, you can't go wrong!
March 1, 2015|
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Response from RobbyRose |
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