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Reviewed February 6, 2013

There's nothing like coming over the hill and seeing Tongariki in the distance. It's even more spectacular standing right in front and looking right up in the sky into these stone faces. Awe-inspiring.

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

If you are visiting Easter Island, your guide will surely bring you here to admire and gawk at these 15 huge, awesome statues from close by. They are impressive and well deserve the #1 ranking in the Tripadvisor list. These statues were toppled, probably in the 17th century during the period of tribal warfare. To make things worse, they were later scattered over a wide area by an earthquake-generated tsunami in 1960.

Japan provided the funds to rebuilt the platform, fix and restore the statues, and then to set them up nicely again in a row on the platform. They did use modern cranes to transport these behemoths. And now, thanks to modern technology, we can see how they have looked over the centuries after they had been created and installed by the original inhabitants of Easter Island. The size of these statues can be gauged from the size of the humans in the pictures.

For more notes on moais in Easter Island, go to my travel blog
http://www.travelswithhok.com/Easter_Island/Entries/2012/12/2_III__Touring_Rapa_Nui_-_I.html

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

You come to see the 15 moai that inhabit this ahu, restored to their original site but without most of their top hats that reside on the ground nearby after the site experienced a tsunami. Don't miss the petroglyphs of turtles that are incised in the rocky ground nearby, surrounded by circles of rocks to protect them. If you are looking for artifacts to buy, you will usually find some vendors near the site. .

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

another place not to be missed. This is an idilic place where you find many moais. beautiful scenery agains the ocean.

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

the classical view you have seen many times.. moais in a row..but one thing is to see at an image and other is to be there, in front of them.. don't miss it

Date of experience: January 2013
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