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Ahu Nau Nau, Easter Island

(4.7/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The platform with the Group of MOAI with pukao (hat) complements the already stunning view of the beach of Anakena. Although little guides speak of the set of statues, he is beautiful too. By the way, watch the Sun come up (around 7:00) is a unique experience. Highly recommended!
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  • There are very few sandy beaches on the island. The Anakema is of fine white sand. White and crystal clear water. Surrounded by Palm trees and moais. Fantastic.
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  • Magical place where they exist, any explanation of the same spare, better visit it and enjoy its location and its energy...
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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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