Ancient Sites - Easter Island, Chile

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Visited: Early Dec

A fairly recent 'Ancient Site' admittedly, but in much the same way as with the payramids at Giza, you can't help but marvel at the ingenuity by which the Moai were created and moved. The Moai's prominent brows and stern elongated faces will have you in awe. The entirety of Easter Island is a highly rewarding place to spend three to four days on foot exploring.
Easter Island - Chile
Moai at Ahu Vai Uri, with Hanga Roa (L), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA522

Single restored moai with top-knot at Ahu Ko Te Riku, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, nr Hango Roa, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA523

Rano Kau crater from Mirador Rano Kau, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA526

Mauringa Pu A Katiki (400m) (L) from road leading up to Rano Kau, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA525

Ahu Ko Te Riku (with top-knot) at sunset, Hanga Roa, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA538

Road leading to east opposite Ahu Ura Uranga Te Mahina, Hanga Roa - Ahu Vinapu - Ahu Vaihu - Rano Raraku Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 5-Dec-03, SA546

Fallen moai at Ahu Vaihu with scattered red top-knots, Caleta Vaihu (Vaihu Cove) , Hanga Roa - Ahu Vinapu - Ahu Vaihu - Rano Raraku Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 5-Dec-03, SA545

Moai outside crater (evening), Rano Raraku (S), Hanga Roa - Ahu Vinapu - Ahu Vaihu - Rano Raraku Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 5-Dec-03, SA560

Silhouetted moai outside crater, Rano Raraku (S), Hanga Roa - Ahu Vinapu - Ahu Vaihu - Rano Raraku Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 5-Dec-03, SA563

Moai inside crater and Crater Lake, Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA577

Moai outside crater, Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA569

Ahu Tongariki (R) and Motu Marotiri (MR), Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA581

Moai outside crater, Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA589

Silhouetted moai outside crater, Rano Raraku (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA592

Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA598

North coast of island leading towards west from nr Ahu Taharoa, Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA603

Te Pito Kura (Navel of the Earth / Light), or Te Pito Te Henua, at Ahu Te Pito Kura, Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA604

Moai at Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA606

Beach and bay, Anakena (S), Rano Raraku - Ahu Tongariki - Ahu Te Pito Kura - Anakena Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 6-Dec-03, SA609

Silhouetted moai at Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena (S), Anakena - Ahu Tepeu - Ana Te Pahu - Ahu Akivi - Hanga Roa Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 7-Dec-03, SA613

Moai at Ahu Akivi, Anakena - Ahu Tepeu - Ana Te Pahu - Ahu Akivi - Hanga Roa Section, Easter Island Circuit (T), Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 7-Dec-03, SA620

Ahu Ko Te Riku (with top-knot) at sunset, Hanga Roa, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile, 4-Dec-03, SA539