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Address: Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
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we went to Ahu Tahai twice duringour 3 days stay. once for the sunset and the next morning to see it again in daylight !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
UweMaletz
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Vina del Mar, Chile

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to Ahu Tahai twice duringour 3 days stay. once for the sunset and the next morning to see it again in daylight !

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I had walked by Ahu Tahai on my way to the Cementerio and the Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert. It was very interesting to see a set of moai so close to town. It was also quite scenic at Ahu Tahai. It’s definitely worth a visit.

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Tahai is only a ten minute walk from central Hanga Roa and a great place to go in hopes of a great sunset. I went down all three nights to get pics and a couple dozen others waited about as well. No one is permitted close to the moai so pictures are not hard to get.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Ahu Tahai is within walking distance of Hanga Roa and includes two Ahu - one with six partially resotred Moai and one with a fully restored Moai wearing its top knot and with its eyes set in place. A great place to watch the sunset!

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Noosaville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Not the most impressive of the sites, but well worth a visit, particularly considering the proximity to town. A popular place to see the sunset. It also has the only moai with the eyes painted.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

When you visit this place, not just by its history and views, thoug ou generally visit the cave and no sand at thes spot, feel free to jump on the pacific sea...you will not forguet such good memory and adventure .

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The Tahai complex, consisting of several moais, just south of Hanga Roa's cemetery, is a nice place to walk to. If you have the chance, don't miss to watch the sunset from this spot.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Ahu Tahai must be the first moai site most people get to see on Easter Island because it's so close to town and the museum. They are not the most spectacular ones like the blockbuster ahu tongariki but they have their own character. The lone moai on the right is the only one with restored eyes. It's a beautiful site... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

One of the Moia was reconstructed with painted eyes and a red hat. I visited this site twice; one time with a half-day tour and one time after I visited the museum and walked down to the sea shore. I walked pass the cemetery to the pier and back to the town under 30 minutes. I was told that during... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We came twice once, during the day and the second time when the sun went down. Both were good. But you love the peacefulness of the solitary moai standing. The one with the hat and eyes was interesting. Nowhere can you see silhouettes of statues against beautiful sunset background.

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