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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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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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  • This site was a little disappointing. The rock is small and nowadays you cannot get close enough try to feel the supposed magnetic field. It's a curiously that, if you have the time, you might as well...  more »
  • You cannot reach the site because of a barrier (see picture) halfway through the path. If this entrance was adapted (enlarged), you could reach the site with your wheelchair. The path is unpaved and d...  more »
  • This site is the one that as a magnetic rock brought by the first king of the island. It was probably standing on the destroyed platform nearby. It is not impressive but of you are interested by the l...  more »
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  • Worth a stop before Anakena beach !
  • Music and dance are fundamental elements of the Rapa Nui culture and its varieties are an inescapable attraction for those who visit Easter Island. Therefore, that they have prepared a show that brings together the highest exponents of the Rapa Nui culture, adding colorful bodies of dance with ensembles of long history.
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  • I loved it, the buried MOAI are wonderful 🗿
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  • 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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  • the moai "stop", the more large raised on the island
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