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Ahu Tahai, Easter Island

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#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Easter Island
Get a close look at three altars of the Moai when you visit Ahu Tahai. The attraction actually encompasses all three altars of Moai that are close together and near the village of Orongo, all found in a large green field. Take time to sit on the grass and relax after your day on the island. Try to visit at sunset for the best photographic moments of the altars and the sea. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ahu Tahai and many more Hanga Roa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hanga Roa online road trip planner .
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  • The ahu closer to town, so maybe the more careful and more popular. You can go walking, the caleta. In this place are the altar with 5 moais, and two solitary MOAI, one of which, the Ahu Ko Te Riku is the only one who has eyes and is considered by many, as the Moai. I say it's the "my" place, as it was the most played, the whole island, Ideal to watch the sunset, with a little luck, next to a group of dances, dancing and playing. NOT to BE MISSED
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  • Being so close to Hanga Roa this is a must see location and loved that one of the moai had painted in eyes. Apparently very good for sunset.  more »
  • This alignment of Moais is near the cemetery of Hanga Roa. A moai kept his eyes and stares at us for eternity. Moving.
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  • The sunset is amazing! It's also a great place to see the stars at night. It's a few minutes walking from the center
  • One of the few moai displays that has an eye. Best time of day hands down is to go at sunset.
  • One of the most accessible set of maois as you can easily walk there. Sunset is nice but can get chilly. Start of the walk for other sites.
  • One of my favorite locations on the island. Easy walk from downtown, just past the cemetery. Very secluded and beautiful place for sunset.
  • A lot of people tell me the heads aren't alive. Buddy, I know a living person when I see one. People talk a lot about them though: I hope they don't get a BIG HEAD. But seriously folks,

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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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