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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  • The great attraction of the place is a spherical, magnetic stone, surrounded by four other, smaller, representing the cardianais points, is that where comes the name "navel of the world", nickname given to the island. There's not much more than that, but since it's nowhere near the Tongariki, and if you're lucky, the explicacção some tab that is still around.
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  • This set of rocks is uniquely smooth and is supposedly magnetic. We did not have a compass to test it, but I’ll take their word for it.  more »
  • The attraction of the place is a spherical stone, historical, mythological importance... It depends on you how relations with such issues and good is the Guide to explain its relevance.
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  • Worth a stop before Anakena beach !
  • Here was the site of a group, one of the world centres (also known as the navel of the Earth), the biggest and largest MOAI MOAI hat. I remember there was a chicken coop.
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  • 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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  • Part of the mysteries of Easter Island. If you feel something in their hands to put it on the round stone...
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  • I loved it, the buried MOAI are wonderful 🗿
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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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