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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What to say, the picture says it all. The place is small, not to be put on top of your list probably but a nice wonder of how they found out to cut the stones like Incas. Other than that it's ok, nothing spectacular.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Renan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another fascinating area to be discovered on Easter Island. A site that asks more questions than answers adding to the mystery of the islands history.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BongoBickford
Reviewed September 24, 2019

All the statutes were knocked down years ago so there is not much to see. Some of the statutes have been knocked down and all you can see are the back of them. There are a few head dresses dotted around. I know it is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ross B
Reviewed September 23, 2019

At Vinapu, you see the moai statues lying face down, because they were knocked down in a late period, when ancestor worshipping is no longer encouraged. Very sad but a good lesson to learn from history

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ngoctravels
Reviewed August 26, 2019

This is on the other side of the airport and can be a bit hard to find. There is a small collection of Maoi, mainly fallen ones, and possibly a female Moai.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dselvan
Reviewed August 7, 2019

When we visited this site we were told that this is where the only female moai is sited. She is carved from the same red rock as the top knots which is different from all the other moai on the island. Very interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 814derynh
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Located close to the airport the stone walls show a level of masonry skill similar to the Incas of Peru in the close jointing between blocks, cut to perfection. It is here that the only female Moai can be found although search as I might...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Vinapu 1 and Vinapu 2 sit at the south eastern end of the airport runway and provide good examples of the stonework expertise of the ancients. The site also has one of the only female moai found on the island.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Different from other ahu on the island the moais at Ahu Vinapu were not restored to their original position. But it's this feature that lets you check the composition of the platforms. There are 2 ahu here, but one is different from any other on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Berthaki
Reviewed February 17, 2019

The cool thing about this stop on the national park circuit is the construction of the stones and how they were fitted together so perfectly. We’d seen similar architecture done by the Incans in Peru. How did they do this?

Date of experience: January 2019
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