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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. Plan to see Ahu Nau Nau and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hanga Roa vacation route planner.
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  • Super nice moai site on Easter Island surrounded by golden sand, waving grasses, palm trees, and aquamarine seascape. Excellent photo ops - be sure to allow for more than an hour if you really want to...  more »
  • A very quiet and beautiful beach. Ideal to spend the day. It has several food stalls and also baths.
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  • Located in Anakena Beach, they were covered by sand so his condition is magnificent. A spectacular group of MOAI.
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  • A lovely little beach with a great set of mauais
  • The beach was welcoming after touring the island all day.
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