Ahu Te Pito Kura, Easter Island

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. Arrange to visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and other attractions in Hanga Roa using our Hanga Roa holiday planner .
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Ahu Te Pito Kura Reviews
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  • If alone, now that you can not touch, not so attractive, but it has an interesting history of the moai fallen very close to her and the small rocky Cove is beautiful
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  • Not much here but worth it to see the big toppled head and the old rock formations, plus it's a good place to enjoy the black rocky coast.  more »
  • We took a hike along the cost and passed by the place into the Anakena beach. is about 5 k and we do recommend.  more »
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  • I recommend visiting with a guide - without one we didn't get a lot of of this site. The only sign talked about the one moai statue. It is the largest moai that was successfully moved and erected on the island, later toppled over.
  • It looks like a magic stone
  • Worth a stop before Anakena beach !
  • strange!!!
  • Beach MOAI with a good close running horse (laughs) hat is lined with. I can't come and not a car or a bike.
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