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The Trumpet of Hiro

This 1.25m (4 ft) stone is named after Hiro, the ancient god of rain. A stone aerophone, blowing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda Y
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Frisco, Texas
Strange little rock

This one is just a rock but apparently a very significant rock. They believed that blowing across... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
mrdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 1.25m (4 ft) stone is named after Hiro, the ancient god of rain. A stone aerophone, blowing through the main hole results in a deep trumpet-like sound. Several legends surround its use. Did its sound attract fish to the coast? Or summon participants to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

The name of this rock means Hiro's trumpet. It is located on the north coast between Anakena beach and Ahu Tongariki, close to Poike peninsula. It is not entirely clear what role this rock played. It can certainly produce a sound if blown properly. One...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Such amazing history and epic culture, to imagine the value this amazing thing ment to the people is just mind blowing

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This one is just a rock but apparently a very significant rock. They believed that blowing across the holes would make a sound that would attract fish. The rock was so important that it would be taken as spoils of war. There's not much to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Pu O Hiro is really just a rock with some holes and a few carvings, the name Pu O Hiro translates to “Hiro's Trumpet” and when blown, is believed to attract fish in close to the cost. While I can understand the interest in protecting...More

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank Lyle W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

If you love the warm water, if you like walking, if you want to dive, if you love history, archaeology and adventure, you must visit Easter island. You won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Eduardo S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ok, this is just a small site, but if you’re one the way, why not stopping here? All you will see here it’s a “rock that sings”, a sort of stone trumpet that was used also to attract fishes, according to the native tales. For...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Mona77
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Everything in Easter Island is worth a stop and a photo op. My boyfriend and I rented a car for 2 days and made sure to take as many photos and stop at as many places as we could and I'm so glad we didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2016
6  Thank fairyknob
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Stopped as I was driving past stone with faded petroglyphs. Fenced off and really you miss nothing too much if you don't stop.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank akmacca
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is a unique archaeological site that has limited appeal to people stopping by as it is basically a medium sized rock with some holes in it. Not a must see but if you have time for sure stop in and read the signs and...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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