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“Very interesting "Peruvian" style Platform Wall.”
Review of Ahu Vinapu

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This is a very interesting site because of the wonderfully "faced" wall of the Moai platform. The craftsmanship and fitting on the block is unlike anything else on the island and has lead folks to speculate that it was built by Peruvians who sailed here.
The debate rages on. All of the Moai are toppled.
This is a site worth vsisting

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

An archaeological complex with the remains of very different ahu. And here you'll find the only “Inca” wall in Rapa Nui. Also one of the few female maoi can be seen here.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a little bit off of the beaten path and has all fallen down moai but it feels more isolated and wild than some of the other sites. Worth finding.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

You really should have a guide here who can relate to you the differences in the two ahus and to tell you about the female statue nearby. The more recent ahu, which was built in the style of the Incas, was destroyed by European explorers, who, when they saw its similarity to the Inca, tore it apart looking for gold. The female statue, most unusual as Moai were not carved as any particular sex, is made from the same material as the "hats" and is eroding badly. It was used as part of the burial ritual before the bones were buried in the ahus. Drawings exist of it from the early explorers.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Possibly not worth going out of your way for, for us it was a starting point for a hike up to Ranu Kao, but the Incan style stone work is an interesting mystery.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank pom1972
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