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Ahu Akivi, Easter Island

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See the sacred Ahu Akivi, a religious site on Easter Island that contains seven moai stone figures carved between the 13th and 17th centuries. The identical human-like statues were discovered in 1955 and restored in 1960 by a team of American and Chilean archaeologists. The statues have an astronomic importance, facing the sunset during the vernal equinox and showing their backs to the sunrise during the autumnal equinox. A visit to Ahu Akivi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hanga Roa vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Are they really looking at the ocean? That's what I thought, finally is not sure a book bought in Santiago, but after all that important! On the other hand I like to think that they represent the seven envoys of the King Hotu Matu' has come, say, recognize the island! This site, which I wasn't expecting, has been the surprise of this second day of visit to Easter Island! If the moai are smaller than Tongakiri, I have enjoyed the site, located for once inside the land and its very green setting. Note in the little stall nearby or sells small pineapple very juicy, delicious, a table showing authentic spikes Obsidian... small consolation for a museum sadly closed for work!
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  • This is the only site where the Moais are looking at the sea, in the direction of the Marquesas where they came from, so, of course, do not miss it.
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  • Maybe at first it seems to be a bit weird to see a Moai platform in the inland, we are used to see them near the ocean. But there was nothing strange in its construction, it protected a village that w...  more »
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  • Peaceful location. Toilet inside the store here is expensive. Try to avoid it.
  • The only moais on the island that are looking out towards the ocean. The roads to get to these ones are pretty poor but all good in a 4x4.
  • pooper nnnnnnnnoooooooooo by day
  • Not the best on the island
  • This is not the location for Ahu Akivi; this is the side of the Orongo crater. The correct coordinates are: -27° 6' 53.48", -109° 23' 41.87" Google: can we edit or delete this location?