Jan. 24, 2016: Mysterious Moai on Easter Island

 

There are many places on Rapa Nui / Easter Island where the Moai, these amazing statues that seem to stare into the distance, can be found.  Five locations are truly spectacular:

1. Ahu Tahai is only a short hike from the Hanga Roa. There you can see a Moai whose eyes were replaced, the only one on the island.

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2. Reno Raraku, the quarry where all the Moai were carved from the volcanic stone, on the green slope of a volcano…EasterIsland-103

3. Ahu Tongariki, is with no less than 15 Moai lined up largest Ahu ever built.EasterIsland-104

4. Ahu Akivi is particularly special because its seven Moai are the only ones that face the sea.EasterIsland-105

5. Ahu Nau Nau features the perfectly chiseled faces of five Moai with a white sandy beach as a backdrop and palm trees all around it.EasterIsland-106

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