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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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Well preserved site

The moai appear to be looking out toward the ocean, but are apparently aligned to look at another set of moai which are all aligned to the equinox. It is a massive site.

Reviewed 1 December 2012
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Shingle Springs, California
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Shingle Springs, California
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2012

The moai appear to be looking out toward the ocean, but are apparently aligned to look at another set of moai which are all aligned to the equinox. It is a massive site.

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Midland, Michigan
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18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2012

but also really good toppled moai and the red, female one as well. Again, directions could have been a bit better....

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Lima, Peru
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

This is the only ahu (altar) I saw that differed a lot from the rest, the stones were cut in a different way they looked very similar to the incas.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

this ahu has a wall reminiscent of the peculiar Inca way of intersecting and fixing the stones in their buildings in today's Peru. Although not exactly the same in all details, this apparent coincidence has suggested that perhaps some five centuries ago the Inca might have visited the Easter Island.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Nothing can compare to Tongariki but keep in mind every Ahu on the Island has been restored. Seeing this one will make you appreciate what the Rapa Nui people did to the Ahu's before they destroyed them and realize how much hard work was put in restoring. The base has amazing Peruvian blocks for Earthquake stablizing,... but there is no... More 

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Sandusky, Michigan
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127 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

You can't touch Tongariki and Ahu Akivi, but Ahu Vinapu is still a must see and a pretty cool site in its' own right.

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Los Angeles, California
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126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

The most notable thing about this archaeological site is the ahu platform made with perfectly fitted, mortar-less bricks (thus proving they were built around the time, if not before, the Incan ruins of the Macchu Picchu era). There is also the only female Moai statue to be found on the island, although it is unrecognizable due to the weathered conditions.... More 

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Charlotte NC
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

There's something fascinating to stand in front of these stone giants and see them lying face down. I can't stop wondering how this happened. What caused the final straw in the clan disagreements that would lead to rival clans to knock down the moai? Didn't anyone see them coming and try to stop them? How did they knock them down?... More 

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Small ahu, but brilliant stonework. Having just come from seeing Machu Picchu it was shocking to see.

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Orlando, Florida
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215 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

This was covered on my full day tour. It is a good experience, and provides a good taste of what was ahead.

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