Sights & Attractions in Easter Island

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Ahu Akahanga
Tradition holds that this is the burial site of Hotu Matu'a, the...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Archaeological Sites, Memorials / Monuments The Southeastern Circuit
 
Ahu Akivi
These seven stoic moai—believed to represent explorers sent on...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Archaeological Sites The Western Circuit
 
Ahu Hanga Tetenga
Lying here in pieces is the largest moai ever transported to...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Archaeological Sites The Southeastern Circuit
 
Ahu Huri a Urenga
One of the few ahus to be erected inland, Ahu Huri a Urenga appears...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Archaeological Sites The Western Circuit
 
Ahu Te Peu
As at Ahu Vinapu, the tightly fitting stones at the unrestored...
Archaeological Sites The Western Circuit
 
Ahu Te Pito Kura
The largest moai ever successfully erected—a fraction of an inch...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Archaeological Sites The Southeastern Circuit
 
Ahu Tongariki
One of the island's most breathtaking sights is Ahu Tongariki...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Archaeological Sites The Southeastern Circuit
 
Ahu Vaihu
Eight fallen moai lie facedown in front of this ahu, the first...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Archaeological Sites The Southeastern Circuit
 
Ahu Vinapu
The appeal of this crumbled ahu isn't apparent until you notice...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Archaeological Sites The Western Circuit
 
Ana Kai Tangata
A small sign just past the entrance of Hotel Iorana points toward...
Cave The Western Circuit
 
Ana O Keke and Ana O Neru
Legend has it that young women awaiting marriage were kept here...
Archaeological Sites, Cave The Southeastern Circuit
 
Ana Te Pahu
A grove of banana trees marks the entrance to these underground...
Cave The Western Circuit
 
Caleta Hanga Roa
Colorful fishing boats bob up and down in the water at Hanga...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Marinas / Piers Hanga Roa
 
Cementerio
Hanga Roa's colorful walled cemetery occupies a prime position...
Cemeteries Hanga Roa
 
Iglesia Hanga Roa
Missionaries brought Christianity to Rapa Nui, but the Rapa Nui...
Religious Sites Hanga Roa
 
Museo Antropológico Sebastián Englert
The one-room museum, named for a German priest who dedicated...
Museums / Galleries Hanga Roa
 
Orongo
The 48 oval stone houses of this ceremonial village, likely constructed...
Towns The Western Circuit
 
Playa Anakena
Here, beside the swaying palm trees, stand the island's best-preserved...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) The Southeastern Circuit
 
Playa Ovahe
This beautiful stretch of pinkish sand is delightful, and the...
Beaches The Southeastern Circuit
 
Puna Pau
Scoria, the reddish stone used to make the topknots for the moai...
Geological Sites The Western Circuit
 
Rano Kau
This huge volcano on the southern tip of the island affords wonderful...
Volcano The Western Circuit
 
Rano Raraku
When it comes to moai, this is the mother lode. Some 400 moai...
Volcano, Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) The Southeastern Circuit
 
Tahai
The ancient ceremonial center of Tahai, where much of the annual...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue), Religious Sites Hanga Roa
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