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Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island

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Match the intense gaze of the 15 moai monuments staring back at you at Ahu Tongariki. Lined up in a row, as if protecting the coast against invaders, the massive monoliths represent perhaps the most iconic attraction on Easter Island. Despite damage caused by a 1960 tsunami, the restored monoliths remain as intimidating and mysterious as ever. Channel your inner creative and take some amazing photographs, playing with the angles and the light to perfectly capture all 15 monuments in a single frame. Put Ahu Tongariki on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hanga Roa itinerary builder.
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  • This is the most spectacular sight on the island. Seeing the 15 moais lined up before the bay is a moving experience. You need to go in the afternoon to get the sun on the front of the statues so your...  more »
  • Might be the best spot as it is -de facto -the biggest for seeibg moai . It's also the place to see the sunrise for those with a car .  more »
  • My wife and I were fortunate to visit this site on a beautiful day. The morning sun hit the Moai just right and the area was not crowded, though I understand that it can be. Ahu Tongariki can be seen ...  more »
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  • One of the most incredible places on the island. Ideally, you can visit it in combination with the quarry or go there for sunrise. It's pretty far from the city center (25 min drive) so you will need a car. It's breathtaking to see the sun rise behind these huge moais. It's one of the sites where you can go multiple times with the same park entrance ticket.
  • We wouldn't know how to explain it but this island is special, here we breathe a unique mysticism, there is a special connection of oneself with the environment. Suppose the unconscious plays an important part in knowing you almost 4,000 kilometers from anywhere.
  • The sunrise tour is well worth the early morning.
  • One of the best places I have ever been. A must to watch the sunrise.
  • Unbelievable sun rise in this place. Truly magical.