This site is uninteresting at first, until you look a bit closer. The carvings and ahu itself are unlike the others on the island.
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
There are no great erect statues here, but the site is of interest anyway. There is a platform which has been constructed with blocks of stone and no mortar which is similar to the Inca constructions in Peru. As far as I am aware this...More
Ahu Vinapu is one of Easter Island Histoical sites and attraction. Famously known for its carvings and the importance of a civilization which honored the larger than life statues. A wonderful cultural xperience and a great place to visit on your trip
Rented a car for appox. 34,000 CLP per day from the owner of our cabin and drove around myself. As you leave the airpot terminal turn right on to Hotu Matua road instead of veering left at the end to become Camino Vaitea Anakena road...More