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Ahu Huri a Urenga

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Address: Easter Island, Easter Island, Chile

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4 handed Moai aligned to the winter solstice

Ahu Huri A Urenga is a solitary moai with 4 hands (the significance of which is lost today). Ahu Huri A Urenga is built on a 20° angle to it's platform so that on the winter... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Ahu Huri A Urenga is a solitary moai with 4 hands (the significance of which is lost today). Ahu Huri A Urenga is built on a 20° angle to it's platform so that on the winter solstice the moai is precisely aligned to face the sunrise, so that the people knew daylight would increase after that happened. Located in the... More 

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Piacenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This solitary Moai is a real hidden gem, there are no indications to find it, nor it's possible to spot it from far unless you really pay attention. But any statue is banal on Easter Island, this one even less, it's so worth it the visit! Its position in the island interior is strategically: it looks in the direction where... More 

Thank Mona77
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

In the middle of the island, quite away from all the coastal ones, the thing that is special about this moai is that astronomically it lines up with the spring equinox for the southern hemisphere, Still used by islanders as a Important spriritual location. From what was shared with us You can get very close (respectfully so), walk around it,... More 

Thank Alexandra G
Mission, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

take the winding road back to this hidden gem. get out of your car and walk up slowly to this incredible statue. you can just sit there and stare at it all the while wondering how DID they do this?

Thank smatthews8473
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,217 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This moai seems a little out of place, standing alone, near the edge of town. Although out of all of the upright moai on the island, you can get the closet to this one. He doesn't have the grandure of some of the other locations but its serene and quiet and a chance to get up close to one

Thank Travellover6128
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ahu Huri a Urenga is slightly off the common tourist paths, which is a shame as it is fascinating – the only known moai with four hands! Though other reviewers have complained of erosion, this is really not the case and three of the four hands are fully visible. Absolutely worth a visit to stop and wonder what the inspiration was... More 

Thank Claire D
Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Moia are badly eroded and falling apart. Watch out for the horse poop. It is part of my half day tour.

Thank VT94588
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

another great site to visit when in Easter Island. Can be done by car with a guide. Not to be missed!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

THIS SITE is in the middle of mountains. Very quiet, not many tourist come here. it's good to enjoy it in the morning since the light is better to take photos. it's few place that with standing moai without tourists. so come here and enjoy the quiet moment. very close to village.

Thank lifecity
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581 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

Insignificant to many of the Moai because it is worn away, in fact I didn't take a picture here, no need to stay long either - can be seen from the road.

Thank Alice R

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