Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island

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Match the intense gaze of the 15 moai monuments staring back at you at Ahu Tongariki. Lined up in a row, as if protecting the coast against invaders, the massive monoliths represent perhaps the most iconic attraction on Easter Island. Despite damage caused by a 1960 tsunami, the restored monoliths remain as intimidating and mysterious as ever. Channel your inner creative and take some amazing photographs, playing with the angles and the light to perfectly capture all 15 monuments in a single frame. To visit Ahu Tongariki and other attractions in Hanga Roa, use our Hanga Roa online road trip planner.
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  • The Tongariki site is the place on Easter Island that everyone has seen on a photo before, because here are no fewer than 15 gigantic Moai statues neatly lined up. Very impressive and extremely...  more »
  • Ahu Tongariki is the largest stone platform (ahu) on the island. The moais were toppled during the islands civil wars and in more recent times, the ahu was swept inland by a tsunami. It has since...  more »
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