Ahu Nau Nau, Easter Island

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One of the most important moai archeological sites on Easter Island, Ahu Nau Nau boasts seven ancient statues restored to their former glory in 1980 by Sergio Rapu. Located on the golden sand of Anakena Beach, these monoliths have enjoyed better preservation than most over time, as sand accumulated by wind kept them partly buried for a long time. Survey the red coral topknots perfectly placed on the heads of the four larger statues. Head behind the moai to observe some ancient petroglyphs representing the legendary lizard man, a figure of folklore among Easter Island inhabitants. For Ahu Nau Nau and beyond, use our Hanga Roa online trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Hanga Roa vacation.
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  • It is the best preserved Island ahu. A swim in the beach with the mai in the background is priceless!
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  • Four top knots makes this set a good one to see. Light's not the best for photos because they face south. Right next to Anakena beach so easy to see during your swimming break.  more »
  • These Moai are very well preserved and close to Anekena beach. They have carvings on them, ear lobes and belly buttons that you don’t see on any others  more »
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  • A moai site that is next to a beach or on it!
  • A lovely little beach with a great set of mauais
  • The beach was welcoming after touring the island all day.
  • It's bad, it's came from devil.
  • It's so mysterious I want to explore

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