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When you visit Orongo, you get to dive deep into the heritage of the Rapa Nui and how their society became one of a rotating elected leadership. This was all based upon the challenge of the Bird Man and the story behind how it developed....More
Hired a car and glad I did - so nice to look at a place with out a guide banging on about nonsense!!!
You can see crater from outside official entrance but much better inside , particularly for views of the Pacific Ocean as well....More
We first saw the crater lake and you also get a beautiful view of the southwest of the island including the airport. Then went to the Orongo village itself with our guide and there are some information boards which are worth reading before walking to...More
This place offers an easy hike to spectacular views. The real surprise was the caldera, filled with a micro- ecosystem that was breathtakingly beautiful. I've seen nothing else like it in my travels. As with all sites on the island, take the time to see...More
While many people chose to rent a car or take a tour to go up I elected to trek up. It was the day after a big rain and the path was very muddy and slippery as well as very badly indicated but I enjoyed...More
The locals take advantage of the extra humiditiy and protections from the wind that the crate gives the plants and have been planting fruit, veg and flowers in it for generations. The other side of the crate is the site where the Birdman cult set...More
Being able to see the land of the birdman cult is awesome. You can only visit here once with your ticket, so make sure you leave 2 hours minimum to walk the sites and take some photos. The crater is simply amazing, and thinking how...More
This is a volcano crater which provide fresh rain water for local people in the old days.
Also it is here where they isolate a bacteria which makes rapamycin—an immunosuppressive drug which used to coat cardiac stent and as transplant surgery immunosuppressive drug.