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On the western tip of the island are the cave paintings of Ana Kai Tangata and the petroglyphs near the ceremonial village of Orongo. You'll also be treated to a spectacular view of the crater lake inside the long-dormant volcano of Rano Kau.
Hugging the coast on the northwest side of the island is the village of Hanga Roa. About 5,000 people, many of Polynesian descent, make this...