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Ahu Tahai

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Address: Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile
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Restored moai.

These moai were restored by an American called William Mulloy over 50 years ago. According to our guide, they weren't replaced in their correct places on the platform and this has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These moai were restored by an American called William Mulloy over 50 years ago. According to our guide, they weren't replaced in their correct places on the platform and this has led to some deterioration. He was not to know. You can see how the heads had to be restored with quite large concrete collars to stop them falling over... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like a huge park with several moai statues just in front of the ocean. It is very close to Hanga Roa main streets, so you truly can walk there, specially at the end of the day, to to take a look at the sunset. Pure magic! You can feel a special energy if you just sit still;... More 

Thank Lorena V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

highly photogenic site that contains three restored ahu.overlooking pacific ocean , indeed a special view , legend says that the ahu is calling locals to come back to the island

Thank James F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first site we visited and it was breathtaking. We were there during the day and our guide advised us to come back at 9pm to watch the sunset. We did and, even though it was full of tourists, it was the most beautiful sunset I've ever witnessed!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Right close to town, nicely restored Ahu and Moai. The restored eyes on the one Moai are stunning. There is some controversy over whether all Moai had the coral (white) eyes, or only special ones, so this is the only restored Moai with eyes. The Te Moai Sunset restaurant nearby gives a great view of the three Ahu and the... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The best place to admire the sunset! There a moai has been well restored with its eyes (copy) and the place is very well maintained. To get the best pictures of this moai, come early in the morning... great atmosphere with the rising sun illuminating the town, the sea and this archeological site...

Thank Catherine P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Beautiful location to watch the sunset between the Moai. Just a short walk from the main road in town and you can relax on the lawn.

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Go visit this during the day but seriously, don't forget to go here for sunset! To see the sun setting between the Moai's, is unbelievable!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

First stop on the island to see our first moat at sunset. One with eyes painted that was apparently done for a French magazine to show what they originally looked like - interesting spot but other places better

Thank chris f
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Ahu Tahai group is not part of the Rapa Nui National Park, thus no admission tickets are required. They are located close to the ocean, down from the museum make a left turn on the road towards the city, until you see the moais on your right. We were there on an early afternoon, there was nobody else there... More 

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