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15 of the island's famous moai statues stand here in a military lineup upon...

15 of the island's famous moai statues stand here in a military lineup upon a flat rock platform.

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I took a book out, sat down about 100 meters, right in front of the 15 Moais at Ahu Tongariki, read, watched the clouds drifting over the ocean behind the statues, some birds... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2015
Orange, Virginia
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Orange, Virginia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

I took a book out, sat down about 100 meters, right in front of the 15 Moais at Ahu Tongariki, read, watched the clouds drifting over the ocean behind the statues, some birds sitting on several of the heads; I felt as if the statues were talking to me...I know I will be back - they are calling me!

1 Thank Esoudek
Kennebunkport, Maine
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Ahu Tangariki was incredible, and I would suggest seeing at multiple times (sunrise, sunset...) as each visit we made had more incredible views than the previous. Since the island is small, we rented a car for our four night visit, which gave us the flexability to see and do what we wanted on our own schedule.

1 Thank drsharonleed
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

The best light on the Moais is at the evening! If you are lucky, sunrise will be amazing and without clouds or rain!

1 Thank Abroskina
Wuustwezel, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Located far from everything, this is a peaceful place with amazing views. All accompanied by 15 restored Moai on a large Ahu. Too beautiful and special to describe. Be sure to visit Ahu Tongariki, otherwise you cannot you've visited Easter Island.

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87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

The scale of this place is amazing and since the have put one of the headpieces on when they restored the Moai it is particularly interesting

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Place, this is the one you must visit while on the Island. While Ahu Tongariki is on the opposite side of the Island from most Hotels you must make it for the Sunrise, it is one of the best views in the world! I repeat, it was one of the most amazing views in the world! We sent at least... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This line up of 15 Moai backs up to a cove. Even sans statues, it is a lovely spot. And for as far as you can see in any direction, there is no development of any kind. That is one element that greatly surprised me, and a real tribute is due the people of Rapa Nui for preserving these views.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 28 December 2014

This is no doubt the most famous location to visit on Easter Island with its 15 perfectly lined up Moais facing the mountain from where they were built from with the ocean at the back - the full package for whoever is after wonderful pictures especially if you try to get there early in the morning to catch the first... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

this is one of the largest archeological sights on the island; it was restored in the 1990's. I took a gazillion pictures. Just couldn't get enough to 'staring' at these immense statues and realizing that you are among the few people in the world who actually get to see them up close. The sight is massive and we were with... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

The largest reconstructed site on the island with 15 maoi facing the quarry of Rano Raraku from whence the were carved. It's AMAZING!! There is also a row of very nice top knots that once belonged to the maoi. Inland from the now standing maoi is one lying face up where it was deposited after a tsunami hit in May... More 

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