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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Moai are on Anakena beach- the only beach on the island. The restored four have the top hats. They are right at the edge of the beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dselvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Anakena beach, the Ahu is not only popular for its location but also due to the fact that four out of five standing moai have their topknots resting precariously on their heads. And it is the only Moai that is by the beach.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PEili K
Reviewed July 13, 2019

This is another site where the access barrier has been moved well beyond what any rational concern for relic preservation could justify. Might as well take a snapshot with your phone, because you can't really capture the majesty of these statues from that distance.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

This is by far one of the best places to capture a sunset with Moai in the foreground. They will be silhouetted. To see them in full light, morning is best.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank fermata1220
Reviewed April 1, 2019

A line of seven restored Maoi's on their plinth, some complete with topknots, looking out over the white sands to the Pacific Ocean. A lot of Archaeological works have been carried out at this site, including work by Thor Heyerdahl. Before visiting the island it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Visiting Anakena Beach you find Ahu Nau Nau just behind the beach. The Moai were preserved in the sand so Details are great. Most have their Topknots. These were restored in 1978. Off to the around this area you have Palm trees, that were introduced...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank george J
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Tahai sits just north of Hanga Roa near the museum and consistes of three separate ahu plus a restored boat ramp. It is THE most iconic place to watch and photograph the sunset.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed March 20, 2019

One of the best preserved ahu on Easter Island, with four moais in really good condition. Preserved and restored by a number of archaeologists, among who is the great 'Thor Heyerdahl', whose exploits originally developed my love of historical travels. And of course, behind Ahu...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed March 4, 2019

A must visit is Ahu Nau Nau. If one rents a car, a rental car is much cheaper than the VERY expensive tours and one can drive around the entire island and see ALL the Moai's.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

This ahu is located at Anakena Beach. It was one of the best preserved which made it the first to be fully restored. That is largely because it was buried in the sand. The carvings on the back of the moai are still in pretty...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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