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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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  • small quarry at outskirts of Hanga Roa in the south west of Easter Island . one of the national park. 
  • All the island is wonderful. you have to go everywhere. You can be walking, by bike, by taxi or renting a car
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  • The truth is that not find that one should go if or if to see this. It is where were the hats of the MOAI, so there are a few hats at the entrance and gets 10 minutes into a quarry which is where he drew the material and nothing 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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