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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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  • OK so we weren't super aware of what Easter island was about, there are a lot of heads everywhere and I mean everywhere. Anyway, we found loads knocked over or face down or worn away and constantly wo...  more »
  • It is very magical to watch the sunrise from here. Leave half an hour before the budget from Hangaroa. Take into consideration that highways have holes and cross horses. AHU TOngariki is spectacular to see the dawn (I guess that changes the time depending on the station). I went in December and arrived at 7 am.
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  • Missed to see the sunrise in this place. It is necessary to arrive around 6:30 (leaving at 6:00 of Hanga Roa) and see the show until 8:30 approximately, are changing the colors in the sky behind the silhouette of these 15 MOAI, really beautiful
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