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Rano Raraku Review

When it comes to moai, this is the mother lode. Some 400 moai have been counted at the quarry of this long-extinct volcano, both on the outer rim and clustered inside the crater. More than 150 are unfinished, some little more than faces in the rock. Among these is El Gigante, a monster measuring 22 meters (72 feet). Also here is Moai Tukuturi, the only moai in a kneeling position; it's thought to predate most others. Look out also for the moai with a three-masted boat carved on its belly; the anchor is a turtle.

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  • Address: 5 km (3 mi) east of Ahu Hanga Tetenga on coastal road,
  • Location: The Southeastern Circuit

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