This is the quarry from which all the moais on Easter Island are supposed to have been made. This hill is inside the National Park area on Easter Island & requires you to buy an $80 ticket at the airport to enter. The nice man at the gate told us about the kind of rock that the hill is made of & the tools used to make the moais. There are 2 paths to follow- one that you climb to go see the crater at the center of the mountain & the other that you take to go see all the unfinished moais. On the first path, you walk in gorges on the hill to get to the crater. Its a pretty sight with water in the center and the surrounding hills dotted with moais. The other path gives you many more opportunities to see moais up close & also enjoy a beautiful view of the sea. It has been conjectured that moais were created in a section close to the top, made to 'walk' down the hill & taken to the ahu (platform) in Ahu Tongariki & other areas. In the process of moving the moais, if they broke or fell down, they were abandoned at the spot, and hence the hill is dotted with moais in different poses.
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