Ahu Tongariki should be the most important symbol of Easter Island. In fact, it used to be a shrine, but after numerous earthquakes, 15 MOAIs on the Shrine were knocked down. At that time, because the Chilean government did not have such a huge crane (each MOAI weighed more than 200 tons), the Japanese company Tadano co-funded with the government to rebuild these MOAIs, of course, the Chilean government also sent a MOAI to Japan as a gift. Transportation: In the northeast corner of the island, it is almost 12 KM away from the city center. It's next door to Rano Raraku. The methods of arrival are as follows: 1) cycling: cycling time is about 2-3 hours and 2) self-driving: suggested method, heavy city center is about 20-30 minutes. 3) Tour tickets: $30.000 pesos (set tickets). Note that there are no tickets sold here and no tickets checked. Browsing time: 1 hour, all the year round. Suggestions: 1) MOAI is not to touch 2) Scenic spots can not eat. 3) Take more water with you on the way, because there are no convenience stores on the way. Attractions: When 15 different sizes of MOAI stand in front of you, this feeling can not be expressed in words, you can only rely on personal experience of this mystery. What a spectacular MOAI!!! How did these people make it?
Ahu Tongariki is the most beautiful place on Easter Island. There are five stone statues on the shore side by side. They are tall, fat and scattered like a family. It feels really warm when parents and children look at the ocean. You'd better come here at sunset to see the sunset, the sea and sky are red, really beautiful.
Fifteen moais, different in stature and manner; you can see their tall, fat and slender bodies in this group. Each is unique, perhaps many years ago they were used to represent different people on the island. The base axis of the statue is just perpendicular to the sun's track during the summer solstice, so on the day of the summer solstice, the Moai are facing the Western afterglow with their backs facing the sunrise in the east. So, no matter what season, this is the best place to watch the sunrise. The morning sun rises from the distant Pacific Ocean and shines through the gaps between the stone statues and the golden lines; according to the seasons, the early sun shines on the sides of different Moai.
Ahu Tongariki is the most densely sculptured area on Easter Island. Along the cliff by the sea, there are seven statues of Ah Fu. They are tall, short, scattered and of different sizes, like a happy family standing on the coast, looking at the charming sunset. In fact, they represent brave warriors who defend the island.
Ahu Tongariki is the largest group of stone statues called Moai on Easter Island. Fifteen stone statues are arranged in a neat row, and the second one on the right has a stone cap. Comparing with the visitors in front of us, we can see that the stone statues are huge in size, the largest of which weighs 86 tons, which is quite spectacular.
Anaki Beach in the north of Easter Island is the most charming spot on the island. Apart from a line of mighty "moai" giant stone statues, a white beach is long and wide, and the palm trees on the shore are lush and lush. Climb to the highest point of the island, 507 meters above sea level at the top of Trevaca, overlooking the island's volcanoes and surrounding stone statues, the vast Pacific Ocean and the blue sky are integrated, it is refreshing. Not far from the mountain is the famous "Seven Warriors" giant stone statue scenic spot. Legend has it that this is a place where seven sons of Maori wizards wait for King Otto-Matua to arrive. Here are the most well preserved "moai" giant stone statues in the island. Every evening, people walk here to watch the sunset. The glow is half red. The huge stone statues are set off by eternal silhouettes. There are two main archaeological sites on Anaki Beach, one is "AhuNau Nau" and its very photographed "moai" giant stone statue, and the other is "AhuAtureHuki" on the hillside. The only giant stone statue here is Heyerdahl, a famous Norwegian archaeologist, and more than ten local islanders, which took nine days to re-erect.