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Orongo, Easter Island

Categories: Geologic Formations, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Perched high on a rim of a giant crater, Orongo served as a ceremonial center for the cult of the "Birdman," a divinity of the Rapa Nui people. The stone village features 53 windowless, round-walled buildings and a series of rocks inscribed with petroglyphs depicting curled-up human figures with birds' heads. See the cliff from which Rapa Nui chiefs jumped off into the ocean following the quest for the egg of the sacred bird that nested on the islet of Motu Nui. The path on the outskirts of the village, which disappears into the lush vegetation, will take you around the crater's edge. By using our Hanga Roa tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Orongo and other attractions in Hanga Roa.
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  • Very interesting visit to this ceremonial city situated in a spectacular location. There is little standing, but only by the place on which is built is worth the visit.
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  • The ride is tired, but the ceremonial village visits, and the vistasque are from there are overwhelming... It is very difficult to explain the emotions that you feel: but feel them!
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  • Had the chance to walk around the area and loved the views all around. The volcano and village make this area very appealing to visit as well as the views of the valleys. We'll worth stopping by even ...  read more »
  • Loads of history to learn here, I wish we had of had more time as we kinda dashed round. Is free to get in if you have a national park pass which you can by as you arrive in the Island. I'd recommend you do that. As other people have mentioned the weather changes quickly. Have a jacket ready.
  • Great view of the ocean and the bird man island. So much history to learn here. We enjoyed it a lot. Don't forget to bring some rain gear and warm jacket since the weather changes all the time on the island.
  • An old village of Rapa Nui people. It has a museum and beautiful views of the little Islands near Easter Island.
  • Very impressed!! Clean air is filled with rich history!!! Very pretty! I am happy that visited this beautiful island!
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