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Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is the place to learn about the making of the topknots that are found on top of the heads. This is the quarry where they were made and you can see ones in various stages of development.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Quite interesting to see where the red volcanic top knots where made, easy walk up to the site, not too far from Hanga Roa

Thank ted-tiger
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Puna Pau is the place where the famous hats called Pukau used to be made. It is in the top of a very high place in Easter Island and from there you can see a breathtaking view of the Island and specially of the city...More

Thank imperatore2016
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Of all the sites on Easter Island, this one was perhaps the one that we could have missed. While the topknots are interesting, without the Moai they lack a certain mystique. You can see several up close and look at how they were carved, but...More

Thank Tracey U
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This quarry where the "topknots" were carved is a unique place with finished "topknots in place; left there when the population stopped erecting moai. The quarry itself has a number of these "topknots" in place making one wonder how they were removed.

Thank daronan
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I didn't review any other site, although i visited all of them, they all are interesting, very good or excellent, or on the way. Puna Pau is the only one for which i regret the long hike., there isn't much to see. If you are...More

Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is where the hats were made for the moais. Its a hilly walk up the side of a mountain with guided steps. You can see the red rock used to form the hats for the moai. Worth the trip with a guide.

Thank Keglerdave
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

You don't see something extraordinary here but is a nice walk to understand the great effort to build each Moai and carry all this rocks around the island 🏝

Thank Dario C
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This small volcanic crater was the place the red rock was quarried for the "top knots" that were placed on the heads of the most important moai. It is a lovely location and the red rock stands out against the green grass in a very...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Rented a car for appox. 34,000 CLP per day from the owner of our cabin and drove around myself. As you leave the airpot turn right on to Hotu Matua road and take the second last left turn on to Camino Vaitea Anakena road. Take...More

Thank Pearl_Yellow_Star
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