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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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  • This was the beginning of our Island Tour with our Guide, Christina. So much history in these places. It's amazing  more »
  • Our guide took us here prior to the quarry and the 15 moais and it was a perfect introduction. It is an example of how they found the statues in the 19th century, all toppled over and broken. Your gui...  more »
  • This was the first major site I visited during my time on Rapa Nui and it was a great learning experience. This is where I first learned that the moai were distinct from each other and generally const...  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.
  • 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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  • 祭壇,有船型屋(HARE VAKA)。
  • MOAI, such as colon and rolled the baby is so cute.
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  • MOAI have collapsed or the like doesn't tourists.
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