Ahu Vaihu, Hanga Roa

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#9 of 11 in Historic Sites in Easter Island
Feel the mysteries of Easter Island at Ahu Vaihu, a complex of ruins surrounded by verdant cliffs and azure ocean. You can inspect eight examples of "moai," the famed statues of Easter Island, at the site. The eight moai, however, have been felled over time, and now lie face down with broken necks, the weakest parts of the moai structures. Pay special attention to the paina, a circle of stones where rituals and ceremonies would take place. Put Ahu Vaihu on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hanga Roa trip website .
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  • The Ahu (platform seat moais) Vaihu has the characteristic of having 8 downed moais, which have been so - they say - since probably for hundreds of years, because of the confrontation between clans. Surrounded by a cliff, Ahu Vaihu can traverse in a circuit around the island.
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  • When you get the guard rang us ticket Park Don Timor, he told us many things, very grateful, he lived at this place when guy along with his family, so it knows everything, every stone has a meaning. Very grateful especially for their time and dedication. Unique and wonderful place.
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  • A good place to start a tour of the Island, where you can see fallen Moai and where you can start learning a little (especially if you count with a local Guide), the history and the fighting on the island. It's worth it.
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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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