Ahu Nau Nau, Easter Island

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#8 of 11 in Historic Sites in Easter Island
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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  • August 12, 2017
    Most people go to that location on the beach. I personally was surprised more with the seven Moai at Ahu located on the beach front. You can take beautiful photos of the place, with the Pacific Ocean in the background.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Four of the seven statues here have in-tack top-knots and look inland from the beach. Quite an amazing site.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Beach and idols, what else could be more interesting. bathe and such idols. walk along the paths, coconuts are falling, they say it hurts.
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  • November 9, 2016
    A lovely little beach with a great set of mauais
  • September 15, 2016
    The beach was welcoming after touring the island all day.
  • August 18, 2016
    It's bad, it's came from devil.
  • July 22, 2016
    It's so mysterious I want to explore
  • July 23, 2016
    I wondered why was built???

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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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