Easter Island Sights

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Ahu Akahanga

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Tradition holds that this is the burial site of Hotu Matu'a, the first of the island's rulers. The 13 moai lying facedown on the ground...

Ahu Akivi

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

These seven stoic moai—believed by some to represent explorers sent on a reconnaissance mission by King Hotu Matu'a—are among the...

Ahu Hanga Tee (Vaihu)

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Eight fallen moai lie facedown in front of this ahu, the first you encounter on the southern coastal road. Three reddish topknots are...

Ahu Hanga Tetenga

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Lying here in pieces is the largest moai ever transported to a platform, measuring nearly 10 meters (33 feet). The finishing touches...

Ahu Huri a Urenga

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

One of the few ahus to be erected inland, Ahu Huri a Urenga appears to be oriented toward the winter solstice. Its lonely moai is exceptional...

Ahu Nau Nau

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Beside the swaying palm trees on Playa Anakena stand the island's best-preserved moai on Ahu Nau Nau. Buried for centuries in the sand,...

Ahu Te Peu

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

As at Ahu Vinapu, the tightly fitting stones at the unrestored Ahu Te Peu recall the best work of the Incas. The foundations for several...

Ahu Te Pito Kura

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The largest moai ever successfully erected stands at Ahu Te Pito Kura. Also here is the perfectly round stone (believed to represent...

Ahu Tongariki

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

One of the island's most breathtaking sights is Ahu Tongariki, where 15 moai stand side by side on a 200-foot-long ahu, the longest ever...

Ahu Vinapu

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The appeal of this crumbled ahu isn't apparent until you notice the fine masonry on the rear wall. Anyone who has seen the ancient Inca...