Ahu Vaihu, Hanga Roa

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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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  • Another unrestored site, makes for interesting viewing. Only need to spend a short time here but it’s a good spot to see.  more »
  • Ahu Vaihu is one of the more average sites and does not really offer more than a view of one of the sites in an un-restored state, but according to the sign, this site does illustrate how far the Moai...  more »
  • All that is within the National Park is must-see everything is part of the culture Rapa nui. Essential
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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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