All of the Moai was toppled on the island by the time the Europeans settled. Some have been restored onto their ahu but this site the statues have been left as they were found.Historians are not sure why the statues were all toppled and think it could have been tribal rivalry or maybe a change in beliefs but no one really knows.
Ahu Akahanga is where you will find a large number of these toppled Moai. The statues range in size from 5 to about 7 metres and the ahu ( ceremonial platform) is about 18 metres long. The site is right by the sea and quite a stunning sight to behold.
At this site was a small cave which had nothing of any real interest inside but may have been used as shelter.
There was also a fire pit which was a square of stones that was the base of their fire structure .
To be honest the toppled statues on their ahu with the rocky coast line was the sight to enjoy. It can be pretty windy there and not as hot as you might think it would be as it gets pretty chilly so check the temperatures before you go and take a light raincoat as it often rains .
Once again this is covered by the main National Park ticket and there are NO toilet facilities anywhere nearby apart from very small bushes!
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