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Close to the Road

There are a lot of rock carvings at this site. It is right beside the main road and there is a... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
CKT808
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Some minor carvings

A shark, a fish, a crab or octopus (that one's the most interesting) and a lot of fish hooks. Not... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
mrdom
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Camino Vaitea Anakena, Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

There are a lot of rock carvings at this site. It is right beside the main road and there is a little trail around the site. There are platforms to stand on to better see the carvings. They were easy to see and it was...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

A shark, a fish, a crab or octopus (that one's the most interesting) and a lot of fish hooks. Not the most decorative or interesting carvings, except the funky crab or octopus, but easy to see as you drive between Anakena and Ahu Tongariki.

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Many years of weather erosion and sheep allowed to walk over these in early days has unfortunately worn down these wonerful carvings Worth visiting but need some good lighting to see them well now

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Papa Vaka is a site where some large areas of exposed lava flow contain many petroglyphs that were carved in the stones by the ancient island inhabitants. Unfortunately these petroglyphs are very difficult to see due to the many years of exposure and erosion, and...More

Thank Lyle W
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to see the petroglyphs that all the Moai used to have. It’s faded, but you can still see most of it.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Sadly the carvings are almost gone/hard to see. As its part of the circuit trip you might stop anyway.

Thank MathiasBoss
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a gem of a stop with some very interesting petroglyphs depicting life of the early Polyensian people - especially with respect to canoes and fishing. God explanmation signs will guide you.

Thank Arthur C
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This features petroglyphs carved centuries ago. However erosion and sheep has taken the toll so it's hard to fully see it. It's a shame they don't do more to try and stop the dama

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Considering you pay 54,000 Chilean Pesos to visit the National Park, we felt that this site should've been better maintained. All of the boards are so damaged that they are unreadable so you're guessing at what you're seeing. The petroglyphs are very faded & it's...More

Thank TravellingOrange
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We have an interest in petroglyphs and pictographs, so we wanted to visit this site. The park service has done a good job of placing platforms so you can look down on some of the better petroglyphs. But the glyphs are close to the ground...More

Thank Kevin032452
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