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Ahu Vinapu, Easter Island

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A remarkable example of primitive stonemasonry, Ahu Vinapu holds the remains of five moai in Rapa Nui National Park, a World Heritage Site. The ahu (stone platforms) stand as some of the largest in the park and consist of huge slabs of basalt rock. When you go, look for the towering, deteriorated red-stone monolithic column, which resembles a female moai. Besides these ruins, the area is largely un-excavated and un-restored. Take care when exploring, as some stone statues only just peek out of the ground. Before you head to Hanga Roa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hanga Roa travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Hanga Roa has to offer, including Ahu Vinapu.
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  • A great example of primitive stonemasonry, Ahu Vinapu have the remains of five moai in Rapa Nui National Park, a World Heritage Site 
  • This site is usually part of the Orongo half day tour I have recommended as part of a two day guided journey through Rapa Nui or Easter Island. At this venue, we see more ruins or artifacts of a very ...  more »
  • It was here that an anthropologist He developed the theory that Easter Island was occupied by navigators coming from South America, not from Polynesia. That's because there is a wall with stones adjusted so perfectly that look like the buildings of the incas (Cusco, Machu Picchu etc.). It's a very interesting visit.
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  • We decided to walk here which is quite a mission. I'd recommend you go by car but get a 4x4 as there is not much of a road leading up to this place. The weather has taken its toll on these constructions, its still impressive though.
  • Really cool big stone wall construction. It reminded me of the stone walls around Cusco, Peru. It makes me wonder how this kind of knowledge was passed around in the ancient word.
  • the incas came up here... evidenced by these structures
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  • The architecture of the Ahu is almost identical to the Inca.
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  • Linda vista.