If you were rolalty you were allowed to wear one of these red rock hats (Pukao). You would go to the other side of the Island to select a body at the volcano and then travel across the island to buy a hat. The hats weighed tons but were easily rolled by hand.
Silent place, windy but beautiful view from the sea and sky, a place with lots of archaeological spots, beautiful multicolored stones.
This was the "manufacturing site" of the Pukao, the kind of hat or bun of the moais. You can also have a beautiful view of the town. I would suggest to visit it always with a local tour, so you can understand a lot of details of the site
Only place where they could get the red top cat stones. Not a massive place. If you are around here, go to it but I would not drive just to see it.
Puna Pau is a quarry in a small crater or cinder cone on the outskirts of Hanga Roa in the south west of Easter Island (a Chileanisland in the Pacific Ocean). Puna Pau also gives its name to one of the seven regions of the Rapa Nui National Park. Puna Pau was the red stone…