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Ahu Akahanga, Hanga Roa

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#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in Easter Island
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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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  • Just need to visit, if you flew on Easter Island. Like all other idols and the village of Polynesians.
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  • The whole island is an archeological site and where the matter is there with some stories moais. At this location the statues appear down.
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  • Island captivated us with their magic, heaven, sea, Prairies, everything has an intense color, the sunsets are unmatched and archaeological sites are impressive
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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.
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  • The best of Easter Island. The Ahu is one of the obligatory visit to Rapa Nui
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  • 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)。

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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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