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“Amazing place - Magic”
Review of Ahu Tongariki

Ahu Tongariki
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Private Full-Day Easter Island Highlights Tour
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Owner description: 15 of the island's famous moai statues stand here in a military lineup upon a flat rock platform.
Curitiba, PR
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing place - Magic”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Wonderful place ...
The Moais are looking to the montain , the ocean is there ...blue ...fantastic
you go by car , park very close , be there looking that giant stones ...

Visited November 2013
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Mogi das Cruzes, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“The biggest one”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

If you´re not going to this Ahu in a tour don´t worry....it´s impossible not to find it.
Take the road to the West part of the island, it´s paved. go all the way by the sea and you will see the moais of Ahu Tongariki from the distance...it´s huge.
The biggest moais on a platform( ahu ), it´s about 23km from the village( not a good idea to rent a bike ) just park outside the stone walls and enjoy this place.

Visited October 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

As others have noted, this is one of the best spots on the island. We went early morning and had the entire place to ourselves. When we drove by in the afternoon the place was packed and it would have been a much different experience had we not gone earlier. We weren't there at the right time of year for sunrise but I'm sure it would be fantastic.

Visited September 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Got up at six and drove to it for the sunrise...”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Not too many people on site early morning sunrise, got great shots and good setup... Afternoons are a different story! CROWDED!!! As this is the really popular AHU to see...

Visited October 2013
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York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Visit at Sunrise for the ultimate view.”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We visited Ahu Tongariki as part of a guided tour during the day and were left breathless by the majesty of this site. It encompasses the 15 Moai and the 'travelling Moai' which stands apart from the main platform. The sight of the 15 Moai with the backdrop of the ocean is stunning and sums up the beauty of Easter Island. After consulting our guidebook we hired a car for 24 hours from Oceanic car hire and visted Ahu Tongariki for sunrise - it was well worth getting up at 5 am to see the sun rise behind the Moai as it gives the site a whole new perspective.
This is the classic site on Easter Island and it is not difficult to see why - a must for any trip.

Visited August 2013
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