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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. Before you head to Hanga Roa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hanga Roa travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Hanga Roa has to offer, including Ahu Vaihu.
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  • The platform with the toppled Moai is interesting but sad seeing the results of the native civil wars. Be sure to check out the ruins of the native block dwellings to see how these people lived.  more »
  • On a large space plenty of fallen statues. According to me better all set, restored, so it will be prettier. And near the posh Ocean!
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  • At the end of Rapa Nui history, all Moias were put down during the sanguinary conflicts between villages and those we saw standing on the platforms nowadays have been restored. Ahu Vaihu is one of the...  more »