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Address: Easter Island, Chile
Phone Number: +56-32-210-0255-+56-32-255-1933
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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult...

This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.

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driving up from Hanga Road you would not expect 10 minutes later to stand right on the rim of the crater !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
UweMaletz
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Vina del Mar, Chile

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

driving up from Hanga Road you would not expect 10 minutes later to stand right on the rim of the crater !

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Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great site. They've done an awesome job setting up the site and renovating the houses in the model village. The location is stunning - between the rocky cliffs and the gorgeous crater. I can't imagine the precariousness of living there, but they did a great job of recreating it. The information about the birdman competition was also incredibly interesting.

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Thank lsmallsSP
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic volcano, full of local history, wild horses and water. Incredible views, just be sure, you have your hat and sun cream ☺️

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Vancouver
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The Visitor Center is small but has informative displays. The displays are in both Spanish and English. There is an interesting petroglyph in front of the center. It’s an easy walk from the Center to the Orongo stone houses but it is quite windy. I would recommend wearing a jacket and sunglasses. The view is quite scenic around the stone... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Another tip is paying for the Chilian National Reserve ticket in their national currency. Instead of 60$ for person you will pay something like 48, as they apply to USD dated 500 exchange rate instead of 650. Be aware they do not take dollar bills being not in perfect condition, like having lines or signature marks. This ticket allows you... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Orongo is the restored village on the side of the volcano that shows how the homes were built. It overlooks the three islands that were the site of the Birdman Ritual.

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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

Orongo Ceremonial Village should not be missed on any trip to Rapa Nui. This site was instrumental for the Birdman culture and one visit is included in your Chilean national park ticket (which you should purchase at the airport upon arriving in Rapa Nui). The Rano Kau crater provides a scenic backdrop for a village of stone homes perched on... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is one of those places where you marvel at how in the hell did they do it. In this case the stone houses, some on the cliff edge but moreso marvel at those who took part in the "bird man" race. It would have taken untold courage to climb down the sheer cliff and the swim out to the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

An amazing crater filled with water and what looks like algae. You also have an amazing view of the ocean. There is also a museum that illustrates the history of the site.

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Thank robynghough
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The museum is simple but well done. The history around the site is one of the wonders of the islands. The site is well preserved and everything is done to protect the site and everything around it. Friendly staff at the museum. Incredible view of the Motu islands.

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