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15 of the island's famous moai statues stand here in a military lineup upon...

15 of the island's famous moai statues stand here in a military lineup upon a flat rock platform.

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15 Moais

These Moais stand with their back to the ocean and look direktly to Rano Raraku. I went there for sunrise, it was amazing. In 1960 a Tsunami destroyed the statues and in 1993 they... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2012
Kiel, Germany
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Kiel, Germany
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

These Moais stand with their back to the ocean and look direktly to Rano Raraku. I went there for sunrise, it was amazing. In 1960 a Tsunami destroyed the statues and in 1993 they started restauring them with the technicel help of Japanese engineers. One of the Moais was allowed to be shown in Japan, so it ist called the... More 

1 Thank UrsulaDolinga
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Definitely a MUST! If possible make a visit very early in the morning, well, there are not that much of tourists on the island, but being there on that site on your own.....it's absolutely phantastic!!

Thank Nancy S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

see it all, its all so amazing! they are all so untouched still , the Rapa Nui people give them the respect they deserve

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Sandusky, Michigan
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Standing in front of the 15 Moai at Ahu Tongariki is one of the most amazing feelings/scenes of a lifetime. No review I give it can do it justice. Just incredible.

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Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Absolutely astounding to stand among those moai and try to imagine life on such a remote island that led to the construction of such objects, standing majestically lined arow...lots of interesting walks around the island, guides available, unique souvenirs, some wildlife...do it ALL while there...Read Jared Diamond's Collapse before visiting the island.

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The largest collection of standing moais on the island. Just the best place for a sunrise. Also, you can come back in a sunny moment to see the turquoise water behind the moais. I love dogs and I also brought with me everywhere dog food. The 3 dogs at this place especially where isolated and very hungry, I felt the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Try renting a vehicle and spend plenty of time here. It's mystical and beautiful. Sunrises are said to be spectacular when clear skies.

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

This is the spot with the 15 statues. The place is a vision of paradise. We spotted a whale here while visiting the moais.

1 Thank Gigika
Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

These fifteen standing moais are some of the best on the whole island. It really worth it seeing them. Although is is relatively close to another great site (Rano Raraku), it is a bit far from the town. It is NOT within walking distance. Avoid the crowds that will definetively interfere in your photos arriving at sunrise or late afternoon.

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Ridgefield, CT
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Fifteen Moai all in a row that can be seen for miles! When exploring in Rano Raraku we could see them in the distance. when you get up close to them you will see how large they are and how different they are from one another. Truly remarkable! don't miss them

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