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“stone work” (6 reviews)
“stone walls” (4 reviews)
“unique site” (2 reviews)
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Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really should have a guide here who can relate to you the differences in the two ahus and to tell you about the female statue nearby. The more recent ahu, which was built in the style of the Incas, was destroyed by European explorers,...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Possibly not worth going out of your way for, for us it was a starting point for a hike up to Ranu Kao, but the Incan style stone work is an interesting mystery.

Thank pom1972
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The Ahu Vinapu area was one of my favorite Moai locations, mainly due to the architecture. There are three platforms (Ahu) at this location, Vinapu, Tahira and a third Ahu located within the fuel tank storage area which can not be accessed. While this site...More

Thank GringoWasi_BnB
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This site is uninteresting at first, until you look a bit closer. The carvings and ahu itself are unlike the others on the island.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The main attraction at this site is a wall similar to those built in Peru with the stones very very close together. The moai here have all been tipped over during the civil wars. There are pieces spread all over. Interesting place.

Thank mrscleo
Reviewed 8 June 2017

While all of the Moai I saw on Easter Island had distinct characteristics, the Ahu Vinapu was even more distinct as evidenced by an Incan influence. The wall of the Ahu was thinner than the others I visited. In addition, the facial characteristics were different...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This an old platform where the moaïs use to stand. The site has been destroyed by the French with dynamite. They where looking for treasure. You can still see the hole made by the explosion. One interesting thing is the stone masonry of the youngest...More

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

1 of the statues that has been knocked over but not fixed since. It's very close to the end of the runway and down a muddy pathway. The face in the ground is weirdly sad. It's worth stopping off for 10-15 minutes.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed Vinapu. Its easy to find, just by the airport/gas company. Several heads in the ground & an Inca style wall make this a unique site. We didn't have a guide for anywhere. Sri long as you have a good guidebook & have done...More

Thank TravellingOrange
Reviewed 14 April 2017

When we decided to visit Easter Island and started reading to get a sense of the place, several researchers names appear again and again. T. Heyerdahl worked at this site and thought the stonework on one of the Ahus was very similar to work he...More

Thank Kevin032452
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