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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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Interesting Masonry

There is a toppled over moai and also a moai head. A sign in both Spanish and English provides informative information. The highlight is the impressive masonry of the ahu (stone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill C
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a toppled over moai and also a moai head. A sign in both Spanish and English provides informative information. The highlight is the impressive masonry of the ahu (stone platform). It reminds me of the masonry at Machu Picchu. It is quite windy around the site and I would recommend a jacket and sunglasses. It is also quite... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've been to Peru, you'll recognize the construction technique of this platform. In my mind, there's no doubt this proves some connection with South America later in the island's history and before the Europeans arrived.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Just doesn't seem possible; but there were several other cool mysteries here on the island as well. Just makes me want to come back again to take a longer look. This Ahu is a good starting point to hike to the Birdman island and top of volcano. That's an excellent hike for a half day.

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Sofia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

You probably know that at some point all moai felt down - due to cataclysm or human act. On first sight the place does not impress - some broken moai, well made and preserved ahu (platform for moai). The benefit is that you can see the real look of the place in the last 5-6-7 centuries. you can enjoy the... More 

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Pelham, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Essentially unrestored moai site on Easter Island. a bit remote. Not far from the airport area. Very cool

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

This was our first hint of a Morai and lies behind a large platform. it is way down a hill and takes energy to climb back out Some came on horseback to tour these lower sites as easier than walking. Our guide used this stop to teach about the history of platforms and Moai

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This ahu is easy to get to by following the road parallel to the airport to the south east side of the island. Not may people go because it is not restored but it shows how the altars and statues have survived the trials of time. The detailed stonework of the ahu is exceptional and there are some moai still... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

This is a small archaeological site located between the end of the airport runway and the sea. It's well signed from the main road although remember you have to go around the small industrial area and to the other side to find it - you will feel like maybe you've missed it once you hit a small gravel road but... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Really cool big stone wall construction. It reminded me of the stone walls around Cusco, Peru. It makes me wonder how this kind of knowledge was passed around in the ancient word.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you are pressed for time you can skip this as even though its a pleasant drive the statues are in a state of ruin and there are many more sites that are much better to visit before you go here.

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