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Ahu Te Pito Kura, Easter Island

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On a rugged stretch of coastline, find Ahu Te Pito Kura, the largest moai ever made, and one of the few whose name has not been lost over time. Unfortunately, the monolith faces the floor, having been toppled along with the other moai during the Rapa Nui civil wars. Still, the monument's size is impressive--10 m (33 ft) tall and weighing around 70 tons--as are the stories that surround him. Located close by in the same site, find a large, polished oval rock, surrounded by a low stone wall. Its high iron content confuses compasses, and some believe it to be charged with a powerful mystical energy. With our online itinerary creator, Hanga Roa attractions like Ahu Te Pito Kura can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • They called it the navel of light (or the world). They say that it contains magnetic and supernatural energy... It contains iron and compasses are going "crazy". Little interest.
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  • I guess after a few facebook posts of tourists sitting on this stone it has been moved to a more secure location. The story is a Polynesian king brought this stone to the island. Its magnetic claims w...  more »
  • As we explored Easter Island there were so many cultural sites that at time our heads were spinning. This one was both interesting and fun. How do you turndown checking out the belly button of the wor...  more »
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  • Worth a stop before Anakena beach !
  • The navel of the world. A nice place to visit extremely fast and expeditious, ideal go with guide for the respective explanation of the site.
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  • This is the most enigmatic and energy of the island, with a wonderful history of the navel of the world.
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  • AHU in which is located a downed large mohai's face to the ground.
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  • Acho mega interessante e adoraria ver pessoalmente