Ahu Tahai

Ahu Tahai, Easter Island: Address, Ahu Tahai Reviews: 4.5/5

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DERtravels
Upland, CA1 346 contributions
First stop of the day
Jan 2020
Our first stop on our day tour of Easter Island. Awesome to see the topknot with the set of 4 mini moai nearby. We spent about 20 minutes here to begin our island tour from the cruise ship.
Written 31 December 2020
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5 800 contributions
Best sunset views on Easter Island
Dec 2019 • Family
Ahu Tahai offers the best sunset views on Easter Island. It is an archaeological site which was restored in 1974 by an American archaeologist. Ahu Tahai comprises three principal ahus(platforms) from north to south: Ko Te Riku (with restored eyes), Tahai, and Vai Ure. Visible in the distance from Tahai are two restored ahus at Hanga Kio'e. Certainly would very highly recommend visiting this tourist attraction to any traveler especially in the evening before sunset to witness the spectacular change of sky colors.
Written 22 November 2020
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1 780 contributions
Ahu Tahai
Jun 2019
This was one of the first stop offs on our Maoi Monuments Tour carried out very well by Green Island Tours. Ahu Tahal is a special place to watch spectacular sunsets and has the only ahu with restored eyes. Tahai, comprises three principle ahu all restored by the American archaeologist Dr William Mulloy. The site is an integral part of Rapu Nui National Park, designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Well worth a visit.
Written 14 May 2020
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2 339 contributions
Very interesting
Jan 2020
This was the first site that we saw on Easter Island. One of the places marked by Easter Island history is Ahu Tahai. This national park was restored between the years 1967 and 1968 by the archaeologist William Mulloy. this ceremonial complex is one of the most ancient dated sites (V11 century) that includes three different Ahus (altars), which its moai has a height of 15 feet with an estimated weight of 20 tons. This platform holds 5 different moai. Between the two Ahus is found the Ahu Tahai which holds a Moai with coral eyes. Many people come here to watch the sunset also.
Written 12 April 2020
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Hamish
Heidelberg, Australia71 contributions
i spent every night here
Apr 2019
i was lucky to be staying very close to Ahu Tahai. it is an incredible place to watch the sunset. Unfortunately for me every night was cloudy or overcast except for my final night. My final nght was a beautiful sunset at Ahu Tahai that was tainted by a huge cruise ship that decided to place itself directly behnd Ahu Tahai and get in everyones photos (selfish cruise ships)
Written 25 March 2020
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JrnyJunkie
Cleveland, OH641 contributions
The only Maoi with eyes is here.
Feb 2020
This is a very special location, as the only Maoi that still has eyes is here. The original eye is a small museum elsewhere on the island. We were fortunate in that there was no one here while we visited with our guide.
Written 27 February 2020
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1 983 contributions
Great location to watch the sunset
Jan 2020
These 3 ahu, two with just 1 moai, but one has a headdress, the other with 5, are located in Hanga Roa, near the cemetery and an area with many restaurants. It is also the best (and easiest) spot to see the sunset on the island, as it sets behind the statues. All are re-erected, and one has new (and not like the original) eyes inserted. Originally, the eyes were wider than the face and not looking upwards. Only 1 eye has been recovered so far, and that is no longer on Easter island.
Written 24 February 2020
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Stella R.
Brasilia, DF26 contributions
Best sunset of Rapa Nui!
Feb 2020
This place is very special! Very peaceful and with a stunning view of the sea, with Moais fixed in front ot it. This sum - Moais + sea - turns the Mirador Tahai an unique place to see the stunning sunset. I was really glad to be lodged near this site, and would definitely repeat the experience in another visit to the Island. Have a beer at Puka Puka restaurant before going down to the sunset spot and enjoy an unforgetful moment!
Written 14 February 2020
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LookingForFamilyFun
Houston, TX1 508 contributions
Sunset spot...Nice range of artifacts, near town
Dec 2019
We stayed at Kona Koa near here and this was our first stop on our guided tour of the island (which Kona Koa arranged for us with guide Nuku $120 for our family of 4 for the day, we provided the transportation, we highly recommend!)

There are a variety of artifacts here that you would not understand without a guide, like the foundation stones remaining of the house that was once here and was built by the moai culture. Also some toppled moai. This is a nice spot for sunset & there is even a restaurant here, although we didn't try it.
Written 23 January 2020
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bukagirl
New Jersey3 735 contributions
Beautiful setting
Jan 2020 • Solo
Close to town and within walking distance.
They aren't in the best shape but it is a special place.
Come watch the sunset it's breathtaking.
Written 2 January 2020
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