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“Fascinating”
Review of Ahu Vaihu

Ahu Vaihu
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Hanga Roa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Our guide, Lily "China" Pakarati, introduced us to a fascinating, sometimes tragic, history of the Island.

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Reviewed 8 February 2013

When population density and depletion of resources caused conflicts among the Easter Island villages, east to west, the moai were downed because they afforded protection to the villagers and their destruction would diminish that protection. Some moai were affected by natural disasters. Repositioned moai on different ahus reflect their original status but these downed moais reflect the history of human conflict. Enjoy surf and turf (cattle) nearby as well as the ahu and its downed moai.

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