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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  • Here you will see the Moai without preservation. They are left in situ fallen over when hit by a tsunami  more »
  • More known under the name of Tonriki or Anhakea. 15 Moais aligned back to an indescribable blue sea, facing career dug into the volcano... it's breathtaking! Do with a guide at the same time as the visit of the volcano (where we have an "aerial" view on the entire site.
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  • MOAI were by the sea. Has been overthrown, but their presence is remarkable. You can image of dwellings and the life you had. It was impressive the sight of Westerners who had been meditating.
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  • This site has fallen Moai lying around. It requires 30 minutes at least to walk to see and return. Not breath-taking and only very few tourists stopping by.
  • 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.
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  • A chaos of stone, as if anger had pushed the Rapanui has everything ransack everywhere heads reversed and the base of the to the destroyed. It is worth to stay several days on the island because there are many sites
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  • In this Ahu as almost everyone on this side of the island are shot. It is impressive to see this ahu.
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