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Ahu Akivi, Easter Island

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. Put Ahu Akivi into our Hanga Roa route app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hanga Roa.
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  • Sit and tomato one minute of relaxation and contemplation. Look good and you'll see that are not all the same moais. For us, it was difficult to reach.
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  • Only moai on the island facing the ocean, a great starting point although others will be more impressive.  more »
  • The Moais are beautiful, to see all the sites, those are special because they are the only ones who have turned to the ocean... It was raining that day but superb.
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  • The easter island is year 2010 is the best staute in the world, there are also land turtles or platypuses next year fly 2015 and 2018 and 2022
  • Tucked away seemingly in the middle of some fields, this Ahu comes with some well-maintained Moai and a sense of calm.
  • Easily accessible by car and better signage/information than some of the other sites. Highly recommend you visit as it is the only site on which the moai face towards the sea. Looking towards the west to their origins in French Polynesia these moai represent the very first men who arrived on the island with their boats from polynesia. At least that's what is currently believed 😊
  • Amazing place, only place on island with Moai facing the ocean. It's an hour walk from hanga roa, some hills only if you want some exercise
  • A site of 7 Moai facing the sea. Pity that we cannot get closer...

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Where to stay in Hanga Roa

The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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