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Rapa Nui National Park
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Easter Island Moai Archaeology Tour: Ahu Akivi, Ahu Vinapu and Puna Pau
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Owner description: The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an eerie exhibit of ancient cultural remnants of an abandoned desert-dwelling people.
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fabulous places”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Awesome places to explore.
Unlike any other place I have visited.
Truely unique place.
The Moai were very interesting. Go to the public library and chat to the people there. They were keen to talk about their island and heritage.

Visited November 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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“Must see, the reason to come to Easter island”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were lucky to receive a tour of this park with Patricia Vargas the co- author of Silent Sentinels, who was a leader on the archeology of this park.
There are 887 Easter island statues, making the biggest installation if sacred sculpture in the Pacific.
Stunning, magnificent statues.


The small island measures 63.17 sq miles. Island has 20,000 archeological sites, and receives about 70,000 tourists a year.

The statues are all around the island. Their role was to look inward on the island and provide guardianship to the islanders. They were placed along the coast making a sacred area. They were carved between the 11th century to the 18th century. There is a stone quarry on the island.
Due to inter fighting by 1838 all the statues were toppled downward.

Visited October 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Pricey entrance fee, worth the price...”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is what everybody comes for, for the money they get, I'd expect more to go into roads and especially SIGNAGE... A lot of the sites are hit and miss if you are doing the sightseeing by yourself, it wouldn't hurt to put up a few more arrows pointing in the general direction of what it is you're hunting for... The caves being the best example.

Visited October 2013
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Tustin, California
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“This whole island is amazing!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is one of my favorite places on Earth. Quiet, calm and peaceful, it's beauty is in the parks and Moai, the amazing friendly people and the history. We spent 3 days here and I could have spent a week here. Easter Island is worth a visit. A visit you where you will find history, great food in a very relaxing atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
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Whitby, Canada
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“Naval of the world”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Seeing pictures of the Moai heads is just that seeing pictures, being up close to these mammoth monuments, the surprise is that they are close to one of the three dormant volcanos on the corners of this trianglar island and inside the volcano are many more stone heads along with a herd of wild horses and archaeology excavations with a swimming area where you can take a dip if you want.

Visited September 2013
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