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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult...

This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.

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Kevin Costner, what have you done?

Ceremonial village, where the Bird Man ritual originated. Gret view down to crater of Rano Rau volcano. When Kevin Costner came to make his turkey of a film 'Rapa Nui', he placed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ceremonial village, where the Bird Man ritual originated. Gret view down to crater of Rano Rau volcano. When Kevin Costner came to make his turkey of a film 'Rapa Nui', he placed fake moai all over the crest of the hill and damaged the environment so badly that the public is no longer allowed to walk over it for fear... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you review the boards in the ticket office area as these contain fascinating information on the village, stolen artefacts & traditions. It'll take around 45 mins to see the houses & beautiful views. There are also some faded petroglyphs to enjoy.

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Thank TravellingOrange
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the ceremonial site and village located on the southwest rim of Rano Kau, where the yearly Birdman competition was held until the 19th century for the island's sacred leader. This site of 47 houses, was restored by William Mulloy from 1974 – 1978, and designing the path around the prehistoric structures. Mata Ngarau is the actual competition site... More 

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Thank worldseeker2014
Bermuda
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting place to visit! The crater is amazing, and seeing and learning about the Birdman culture/ritual was incredibly interesting. It was a clear, sunny day and the views were outstanding - not to mention the amazing breeze. I could have found a quiet spot and had a nap! We drove to Orongo, very easy to get to.

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Thank MCBda
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am amazed by the size of the volcano and how it becomes a habitat for varies organism. It's a bit rainy and foggy the day I visit but still magnificent.

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Thank Kay H
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this site as part of a tour about the Birdman culture on Eastern Island. I am not sure I would go there for just the crater, but as part of the larger tour it was fine.

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Thank Kevin032452
Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can take the road to Orongo Crater, about 10 minutes driving, or hike Orongo trail which takes about an hour. I took the latter since it offered more views along they way. Halfway along the trail there's a bench under a tree that provides a great view of Hanga Roa. Orongo trail ends on the road right before Orongo... More 

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Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is one of the most beautiful places on the island! It offers a great view of the birdman island where they compete to win the title, it also offers a nice paths to walk, i recommend to rent a car and go by yourself, if you have time you can hike around the volcano and enjoy the beautiful of the... More 

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Thank Dario C
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous site and very informative. Start with the visitor center which explains a lot about the culture and the transition from ancestor centered society to fertility god society and the cult of the birdman. You can see the actual volcano caldera and stone dwellings overlooking the ocean from high cliffs. You can also see the small motus... More 

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Thank RichardK938
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short hike to the south west of Hanga Roa leads to this incredibly beautiful spot where the volcano can be viewed and the sea beyond

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