Puna Pau, Hanga Roa
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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Esta era la cantera para los sombreros o pelo de los moais. Alli puede verse aún algunos enormes pau, y la cantera de donde los extraian. Una visita corta pero interesante si tienes tiempo.This was the quarry for hats or hair of the MOAI. There may be still some huge pau, and the quarry where the extraian. A visit short but interesting if you have time.show original
este lugar hay que recorrer si o si, ya que esta parte de la cultura rapa nui y se puede entender muchas cosas en su recorrido. ideal con guía turisticoThis place must travel or if, since this part of UNESCO. rapa nui and you can understand many things along the way. ideal with guide touristshow original
We ended up going to Puna Pau based on the Trip Advisor reviews and ratings. Sadly, there's not much to see there especially after seeing everything else on the island. It's actually a bit of a letdow... read more »
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.
Gustavo Alexis Rademacher RedlichA beautiful place, we were with my partner on a guided tour, the place where the pukaos were manufacturedshow original
Fracisco EspinosaThe quarry where he was extracted the Red volcanic slag, for making headdresses or Pukaos of the Mohais.show original
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