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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this...

The island's famous moai statues were carved from the volcanic rock of this mountain and are scattered across its slopes in various stages of completion.

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Private Full-Day Easter Island Moai Monuments Tour
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip
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Shore Excursion: Highlights of Easter Island

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This section of the national park is really a must in order to understand the moais around the island. This was the quarry where they were built, and you can see some that were... read more

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This section of the national park is really a must in order to understand the moais around the island. This was the quarry where they were built, and you can see some that were still being carved from the volcanic mountain, as well as some that stayed there, rather than being transported to other sites around the island. It gives... More 

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Zurich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This amazing place is totally unique. I loved it. Lots of Maoi some still the ground carved ready to go. Also a lovely crater and lake. One of the best places I have had the privilege to visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing moai factory. There are lots of moai everywhere. Be careful and do not get close to the moai as the staff is watching you. I don't know why the staff came to me and kept saying that I have touched the moai when taking photo (which i didn't).

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the early pictures from Easter Island always show the "heads" at the quarry. I was sending pictures of the restored Moai on the platforms to my father and he kept asking to see pictures of the giant heads. Of course, these heads are just Moai in ditches to stand them upright for finishing that have become buried after the... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is simply amazing! Get a good guide to visit it and have some explanation about all the moai which are all over the place. Great way to get back into the past. Good panoramic views of part of the island and of Tongariki. Unfortunately you can visit this site only once with your ticket.

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Old Bar, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK if you and I have anything at all in common, this place will blow your mind. Like most archeological sites in Rapa Nui, there is a small entrance fee, but once you go in you will realise why is worth contributing towards the preservation of this unique site. Mr Wiki will tell you some background but actual walking among... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place on the island to see some well intact Moai. Like all other parks on the island you must purchase the pass (preferably at the airport when you land) for $60 USD. Pay for this with peso cash if possible to save money. Park in the lot and hike to the right, which is a easy loop trail. You'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To see the quarry and understand a little about how something was transported. Learn the different stages of the statues. All of this is the reason one comes here. Also the volcano and its crater.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must see.... You can get an idea of how the Moais were built and there are hundreds of them. Beautiful!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Loved this location. Seeing all of the Moai scattered about the area and even better is looking at the mountain and finding the Moai in a half finished state. Just knowing that this is where the process began and that then they would relocate these giant statutes to other locations around the island is amazing. Definitely a must see/do and... More 

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