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Ahu Tahai

Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
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“close to town” (9 reviews)
“hanga roa” (36 reviews)
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Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
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"watch the sunset"
in 13 reviews
"close to town"
in 9 reviews
"hanga roa"
in 36 reviews
"an easy stroll"
in 3 reviews
"ancient boat"
in 3 reviews
"great sunset"
in 3 reviews
"sunset spot"
in 4 reviews
"a popular place"
in 2 reviews
"red hat"
in 2 reviews
"boat shaped"
in 2 reviews
"sun setting"
in 2 reviews
"main town"
in 3 reviews
"sun sets"
in 2 reviews
"by foot"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful ocean"
in 2 reviews
"moai statues"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moai, free ranging horses and a sunset. Perfection. There are quite a few historical elements to this site that we overlooked until a tour guide took us through. A canoe ramp, boat house, stone chicken coop, etc. make this site a great way to end...More

Thank TravelerJLB
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Ahu Tahai ruins, here in the most isolated place on earth, the Easter Island, is a great example how the early civilization converted seamlessly the landscape in to a social necessity by creating a ceremonial complex where in the ancient times, religious ceremonies merged the...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

This was the first of the sites we visited on Rapa Nui, and it set the tone for our entire visit. The site is beautiful, covering a large grassy area. There are five moai, including the only one we saw with eyes, and the foundations...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This ancient site is an easy stroll north of the capital, Hanga Roa.It sits on the beach and is really pretty. In the past the landscape was quite different as vast quantities of sand and stone were brought here to make the sit ready for...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Special, there is the only moai with eyes, Ahu Ko Te Riku moai. One of the many must see places on Rapa Nui.

Thank JK300
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place by the ocean. A must visit at Easter island 🗿. Also a place where you can buy souvenirs from the local Rapa Nuis. They even gave me a free key chain with my purchase :-)

Thank LC888
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were there before sunrise on the morning of the lunar eclipse Jan.31, 2018, and there couldn't have been a more perfect location. The moon was occulted just as it was setting into the sea behind the one moai on the island that has eyes,...More

Thank Henning W
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Ahu Tahai is easy walking distance up the coast from Hanga Roa. It is a great first introduction to Moai, and makes a lovely sunset photo.

Thank Circelise
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Ahu Tahai has the nice eyes and I do think it's better in the morning light rather than sunset (I came back the next morning for a better photo), plus there are other moai, house ruins and harbours in the area. This area is an...More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This place needs more than one visit. If all you are interested in is taking photos then go in the morning when the sun will be behind you. Here you can find the Moai with the red hat and the coral eyes But you must...More

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Hi!) Mataveri airport is 7 kilometres from the city centre. The city is very small and the traffic is very small. So you'll have 20 minutes to get to the airport.
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