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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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  • We visited the quarry of Puna Pau, a small hill from which is extracted hits of Red stone with which the moai-is crowned in this place there is a view over the village of Hanga Roa and the green surroundings.
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  • I didn't review any other site, although i visited all of them, they all are interesting, very good or excellent, or on the way. Puna Pau is the only one for which i regret the long hike., there isn't...  more »
  • This is where the hats were made for the moais. Its a hilly walk up the side of a mountain with guided steps. You can see the red rock used to form the hats for the moai. Worth the trip with a guide.  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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