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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

At the top of Rano Kau volcano, it is a ceremonial village where the old houses of the village are built of stone Rapanui. It is a very nice place to the side are two small islands that tells the story the Rapanui swam to...More

Thank Aldo O
Reviewed 12 July 2015

After my visit to this place with a tour group, I came up here by hiking from the village a few days later. Walking on a trail through a green grass filed under rain shower by myself was like a meditation, and a view from...More

Thank T Y
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Ancient village, old volcano crater, and view of the site of the birdman competition. A must on the island.

Thank SBF2
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This was the most intact example of village life that we saw with many little houses overlooking a stunning coast line. Initially there was a great information centre to read about the history of the area and we sat down to learn about the Birdman...More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

The ancient buildings here are wonderful to see & also learn about the birdman culture and see the island they swam out to. Fascinating

Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Easter Island is LONG way from anywhere, however the experience of being there and seeing the area is worth it.

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 14 May 2015

This spot has some of the most recognizable views of the island. The Motu. The Rano Kau Vocano. The Sea. Pictures you have seen do not get you the feeling. Everything is so BIG here.

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Interesting ceremonial village with about 50 stone house with tiny - tiny doors. This area overlooks the waters where the "birdman" competition took place and directly next to the Rano Kau with it's crater lack and marshes. The petroglyphs are there but have not fared...More

Thank Mi-Dan20
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Pictures cannot justify the beauty of Orongo. When I walked up to it, my mind could not even process what my eyes were looking at! It is an absolutely beautiful place-- definitely a must see!

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Disliked nothing at all. The views are phenomenal. The visitors centre was closed due to some social unrest (nothing dangerous at all - no problem there) but all the same there is some information spread around the place on posters and boards. On the way,...More

Thank Bill A
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