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Ahu Akahanga, Hanga Roa

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Visit the reputed burial ground of Hotu Mata, legendary king of Easter Island, at Ahu Akahanga. Lying face-up on the ceremonial platform and surrounded by a circle of rocks, the solemn moai monument marking the king's grave has been weathered by centuries of exposure to the elements. Nevertheless, the monolith creates an atmosphere of solemn grandeur befitting royalty. Look for a small mound nearby, where it appears that several moai were toppled like dominoes. For Ahu Akahanga and beyond, use our Hanga Roa vacation route planner to get the most from your Hanga Roa vacation.
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  • Here you cab see the remains of a long abandoned village. See where the native island people cooked, where and how they lived. Its all preserved here in different states. You can see toppled moai, a c...  more »
  • The evolution of the Ahu Akahanga Rapa culture which is characterized as the last residence of King Nui from its beginnings, its splendour and worst crisis.-we met traveled along the road that runs along the coast, visiting the sector Hotu Matua.
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  • Toppled Moai everywhere from the civil wars that took place. Believed to be where royalty is buried. i recommend a guided tour of the island overall to get good explanations of the sites etc. Reading ...  more »
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  • The moai here are mostly collapsed. The cave is basically a cave. There is not much to see as it is unrestored. It is nonetheless an important cultural site and is worth making a quick stop.
  • This ahu has not been restored, allowing us to see the State in which the island was found
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  • In this ahu some mohais are killed in order to land.
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