Ahu Vinapu, Easter Island

4.2
#8 of 11 in Historic Sites in Easter Island
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. Arrange your visit to Ahu Vinapu and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hanga Roa using our Hanga Roa tour itinerary planner.
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  • Fewer people are often disconnected from the course of the tour, slowly made the very helpful. Is having an interest in that form, such as the Inca, but local people and the Inca thing so similar it seemed of discomfort.
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  • This course is scenic impressive directly over the sea. The ruins are not as interesting as at other places, but worth a visit in any case.
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  • You really should have a guide here who can relate to you the differences in the two ahus and to tell you about the female statue nearby. The more recent ahu, which was built in the style of the Incas...  more »
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  • I wish there were more signage / info. Might be worth visiting with a guide to get the full picture.
  • Not the best Ahu on the island, but I bet you'll be the only one there and you can ponder the mysteries of the universe as you gaze out across the ocean.
  • 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.
  • This is a place of originality wow
  • 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.

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