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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hanga Roa trip simple and quick.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Other Ahu on the coast, impressive buildings and fallen MOAI. Similar to Ahu tepeu and Ahu vinapu
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  • September 28, 2017
    This is a good site for viewing moai. We took tours that took us to various places, so we got good descriptions of what we were looking at.  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    The first thing is to say that the arrival is easily accessible since everything is signposted the I international can be reached walking, you can go on bicicleta(se deja estacionada fuera), parking for vehicles available free and is at the entrance to the complex historical a Ranger that indicates all the information needed to go to the ruins. It is according to oral tradition the tomb of the first King of Rapa Nui ariki Hotu Matu'a ' a, is an awesome place, the tour with a 5-year-old child, we took almost 3 hours, the views are wonderful and the MOAI can be seen in all its glory are fallen , but the Ahu is impressive, imposing and its Moai fallen against the ceremonial platform shows us a constructive wonder, has a cave and trails where reported houses boat which existed at the time, also a ceremonial precinct demarcation, my recommendations, before going to the bathroom and bring abundant water for drinking, it is a very beautiful place.
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  • May 2, 2016
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
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  • June 26, 2017
    The best of Easter Island. The Ahu is one of the obligatory visit to Rapa Nui
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  • April 17, 2017
    Depending on the abilities of the diver, you can visit different places with low and high difficulty, which range from 12 to 80 meters. These correspond to cliffs, islets, pyramids of coral, or go to visit a moai dipped in front of the Cove, making night, deep diving, or exploration.
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  • May 12, 2017
    祭壇,有船型屋(HARE VAKA)。

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The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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