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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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  • You are here so go and see this site but not as awe inspiring as our top 3. Easy parking etc and an easy de tour on route to other sites.  more »
  • The seven Moai here face towards the sea and, it has also been proven, that they face towards sunrise at the summer solstice. They were re erected in the 1960's by William Mulloy, who's monument can b...  more »
  • This display of Moai is in a beach area, not far from Hanga Roa, and are set facing the sea, unlike most of the other Moai installations. Hope someone will unlock the secrets of the Moai before I'm go...  more »
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  • It soo nice! With the view with the statues and the beach! I recommend to go to this place
  • Rent a bike if you can, and go around the Island on your own!
  • Spectacular!
  • 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.

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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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