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All reviews civil war small cave their faces walk around great place to visit easter island major site moai sites an easy walk worth a visit rapa nui platform falling toppled statues ocean remnants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Akahanga is like taking a step back in time. Located on the southern coast, here are the remains of an ancient village, a small cave where fishermen most likely took refuge, and three ahu platform with fallen moai and their pukao scattered about. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is noteworthy for basic structures of village life. These include earth ovens [umu pae] and boat houses [hare vake]. Damaged moais have been left [at least for now] in their toppled over locations. The large wooden statue at the entrance is of Polynesian...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course Ahu Tongariki is stunning, but a visit to a site that has not been rebuilt puts everything in perspective. The toppled moai are a remnant of the civil wars that divided the island and their size, along with the huge ahu, are even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paula a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst many platforms have been restored, a few were left in their original state to show how all the ahus looked after being destroyed during conflicts between the different groups. There is a number of such moais scattered on the south coast, easiest to spot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Unelma333
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Everything at this site has been at least partially destroyed. It is interesting as an unrestored site, unlike most of the rest of the Moai sites.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank talisman42
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Make sure you see the remains of the house - unique to this location I believe. The coastal views are beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 6 August 2018

set in a spectacular setting along the blue south pacific coast of Easter Island, this site is a laboratory with a window to the past. Outstanding Ahu ruins allow visitors to trace construcction and subsequent remodeling of several platforms and Moai.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jiolete
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Beautiful white sanded beach, good shoreline for swimming and interesting maoi right off the beach in an easy walk.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kalikat
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We walked 4km from explora Rapa Nui to this destination. If you are only here for 3 nights, it’s probably not worth doing, but we had a great relaxing walk especially after coming from the tough altitude at Atacama!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This site had a reconstructed village with grass houses. There is a trail down to the ocean with fallen Moai. There is also a little cave. It is a good place to see the fallen Moai.

Date of experience: March 2018
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