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Ahu Akivi

A little bit of a drive out but worth it. The moai face the ocean here. Be sure to go with a guide for all the history. I was there November 2013

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little bit of a drive out but worth it. The moai face the ocean here. Be sure to go with a guide for all the history. I was there November 2013

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only group of moais facing the sea on the Easter Island, the 7 moais of Ahu Akivi are, perhaps, the most important group outside the Rapa Nui National Park. The place is quite isolated, there was nobody else when we got there and the sight of the moais in light of the sunset was something out of this world... More 

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

One of the places on eastern island with the statues. Like the others it's nice to visit this spot to get the whole picture.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Here you will found 7 moais looking to the sea, they put it there in order to frighten the conquerors, really beautiful to have nice pictures with the sunset in the back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews on here, we decided to drive over to Ahu Akivi. It is one of the most remote Moai on the island and the side dirt road to get there is terrible to drive on. Once we reached there, we liked the Moai but the tree background takes away from their beauty. In my opinion,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Although the statues on the coast provide a more dramatic backdrop, this groups of statues is still amazing. All perfectly restored, they sit very majestically in a field! Can walk all the way round and get some great pictures from all angles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Another moia, another site to explore. The uniqueness here come from the fact that these moai are the only once, facing the ocean. Next to the entrance farmers are selling locally grown pineapples (and other staff), which are so delirious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The seven moai here are unusual as they are facing the ocean. It is believed they represent the seven sons of the king who sent them to scout the island prior to settlement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Ahu Akivi was the first Ahu we visited on Rapa Nui. It's the only Ahu that's situated inland and faces the Pacific Ocean (although, at one time, it overlooked a town in between it and the ocean). The moai are some of the best preserved on the island.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I think I visited nearly all of the established moan sites on the island and this was probably my least favourite. Not sure why perhaps it was the setting that wasn't anything special. Not sure if tours go here I had a hire car. Beware of all the potholes in the road.

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