Pu o Hiro

Pu o Hiro, Hanga Roa: Address, Pu o Hiro Reviews: 4/5

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matgoodliff
Folkestone, UK3 contributions
cool place
Jan 2019
pretty cool trumpet rock, deserves more attention considering its heritage and the value placed upon it years ago
Written 9 October 2019
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Ngoc
Vancouver, Canada33 contributions
A rock horn
Sep 2019
This is by the side of the road, you must pay attention or you'd miss it. It was used as a trophy for warriors and was carried around the islands. You can imagine the sound when you blow into the holes.
Written 23 September 2019
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Robert D
37 contributions
Calling the Fishes
Mar 2019 • Solo
A small site on the northeast coast road east of Hanga Roa. A rock with multiple holes bored into it that supposedly were used as a "trumpet" to call the fish toward the shore for capture. Protective fence now prohibits trying your own trumpet skills.
Written 20 March 2019
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1 251 contributions
Very easy to miss, so watch for it along the road
Mar 2019 • Solo
This small stone is protected by a fence. Try to get a close look at the fertility petroglyphs etched in the stone. Also your licensed guide has park permission to go over the short fence to demonstrate how the stone was used.
Written 3 March 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4 154 contributions
The Trumpet of Hiro
Oct 2018 • Couples
This 1.25m (4 ft) stone is named after Hiro, the ancient god of rain. A stone aerophone, blowing through the main hole results in a deep trumpet-like sound. Several legends surround its use. Did its sound attract fish to the coast? Or summon participants to a ceremonial fertility ritual? Perhaps it was used to invoke Hiro during periods of drought. Like the other mysteries on Easter Island, no one knows for sure. If you’re driving the north coast road, make a quick stop here to admire an ancient Rapa Nui musical instrument.
Written 22 December 2018
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Unelma333
Karlsruhe, Germany1 161 contributions
A short stop
Oct 2018 • Couples
The name of this rock means Hiro's trumpet. It is located on the north coast between Anakena beach and Ahu Tongariki, close to Poike peninsula. It is not entirely clear what role this rock played. It can certainly produce a sound if blown properly. One of the theories implies that it was used to call to Hiro, the god of rain, asking for rainfall. Another options would be that it was used during fertility rituals or to attract fish to nearby waters. It is worth a short stop.
Written 19 November 2018
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Acedia D
1 contribution
Such amazing history
Mar 2018 • Friends
Such amazing history and epic culture, to imagine the value this amazing thing ment to the people is just mind blowing
Written 4 April 2018
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mrdom
4 876 contributions
Strange little rock
Mar 2018 • Solo
This one is just a rock but apparently a very significant rock. They believed that blowing across the holes would make a sound that would attract fish. The rock was so important that it would be taken as spoils of war. There's not much to it but it's a 2 minute stop next to the road and some interesting history.
Written 13 March 2018
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Lyle W
Milton, FL5 469 contributions
It would be better if you could hear it
Nov 2017 • Couples
Pu O Hiro is really just a rock with some holes and a few carvings, the name Pu O Hiro translates to “Hiro's Trumpet” and when blown, is believed to attract fish in close to the cost. While I can understand the interest in protecting this stone from any possible damage, without actually hearing it, it just becomes a carved stone with some holes in it. In the event any officials actually read these reviews, I think it should be blown once and recorded, then the stone should be move to the Museum and displayed with at least a recording of the sound, but a video showing it being blown would be better.
Written 19 December 2017
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Eduardo S
19 contributions
You must visit Easter Island
Feb 2017 • Family
If you love the warm water, if you like walking, if you want to dive, if you love history, archaeology and adventure, you must visit Easter island. You won't be disappointed.
Written 24 April 2017
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