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“Impressive and beautiful”
Review of Ahu Akahanga

Ahu Akahanga
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
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Meriden, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Impressive and beautiful”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Like everything about Easter Island, this Ahu, or platform where the Moai (statues) were placed is impressive to the point of aw inspiring.
Here you find a grouping of 15 Maoi standing in front of the sea, and other that had falle on the ground in the nearby area. It was my first major site on the 3 days of touring and set the tone for a great trip.

Visited March 2013
Thank Greg48
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Fallen moai and a cave”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Unrestored moai, mostly fallen face forward. Tribal rivalries were responsible for many of the fallen moai, earthquake and tsunami events contributed to some. If the tribes were warring and the moai were protective of the village that they oversaw, then overturning them would contribute to the demise of the villagers.

Visited January 2013
Thank mjrg59
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