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Puna Pau, Hanga Roa
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Head to Puna Pau to see the land once quarried for the red scoria rock, used to make the topknot embellishments on the iconic mo'ai statues. A visit to this location teaches tourists about the effort, energy, and skill required to move such weighty slabs from the quarry to the site of the sculptures. The information panels help build a picture of how this was achieved, though the mystery about what the Rapa Nui people actually intended with these sculpture remains largely unsolved. The hill provides an extensive view of the surrounding grassy landscape, and ample walking routes allow visitors to discover different areas of the region's World Heritage-listed national park. Use our Hanga Roa itinerary planner to add Puna Pau and other attractions to your Hanga Roa vacation plans.
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  • There are many Moai in various stages of construction and movement. The natives appear to have just stopped one day. A clue is on one of the Moai still up on the hille: carved into it's chest is a cru...  more »
  • here have a nice view to the island and see the quarry where it hacuan hats. It is cute but not indispensable, this thing would do only without Guide
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  • This is the quary of red volcanic rock where the Moai's pukao or "hats" were made. There are a few lying here and there,and you can see them up close and really take in their size(as big as a car!) Th...  more »
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  • Must see, the Moai hats factory! We rent a car and drove around the island. It's really easy to get to, however watch out for wild horses along the road.
  • A beautiful place, we were with my partner on a guided tour, the place where the pukaos were manufactured
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  • The quarry where he was extracted the Red volcanic slag, for making headdresses or Pukaos of the Mohais.
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