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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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  • Brought to the island by King Hotu Matua with the first settlers around a.d. 450, its said to emit mana (spiritual power) to those who sit on the small rocks and place their hands on it. I'm not so su...  more »
  • Although it is of great importance for the Rapa nui, can't see anything more than these 4 circular stones that they say has magnetism. But actually, it's because of the high iron content (no meteorites!)
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  • To this place went alone, I seemed half eats as say that this stone is with qualities special, that if your put a compass, this wheel without stop and that to the touch it, vibrate your hands to the feel the energy that emanates of she, course nothing of this is can check, because apparently by blames of a tourist Chilean, that wanted to carry is a piece of the stone , already not allowed to touch, in a circle and if listening to the withhistory did the stone, which is very interesting, but is a short visit, and was the only thing that did not attract me so much
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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