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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Of course with Rapa Nui being so small, you don't want to miss any of it but this is definitely the must-see place. Numerous huge heads are sticking out of the hillside with their bodies buried beneath, the largest moa of the island. You will gasp in awe at the view. You can also marvel at how the statues were carved right out of the stones with primitive tools. Be sure to wear sure-footed sneakers as there is much up and down climb on uneven stone stairways which can be very hazardous in the strong winds and frequent downpours there.

Thank KathyinCostaRica
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Rano Raraku was the quarry where they sculpted the moai. This was my favorite part of the island, with the heads scattered around the side of the volcano where they are cut from. The moai can be found in various stages of construction. Don't miss the short walk to the inside of the crater where there are a few more moai (but you aren't allowed to get close to them any more).

Thank TravelingFamilyTrip
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We spent several hours here. There is a lot to see especially if you have a good guide who can explain and point out all the areas. The caldera view shows several statues on the back side of the mountain quarry as well.

Thank JohnB10081
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Best to visit with a guide who can explain what is known about the maoi making and transporting to other sites on the island. Requires some walking but can be done by most people at a slow pace. Is very interesting and is a good backup to understanding the other maoi seen on the island. Is close to Tongariki so do both same day preferably this one first.

Thank Stan B
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Museum first....then come here to see where it all started.......Humans....are we not the most amazing creatures....???

Thank WallysworldCalgary
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