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“rock wall” (2 reviews)
“small rocks” (2 reviews)
“rano raraku” (4 reviews)
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Easter Island, Chile

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Legend has it that the large stone represents the navel of Light and was brought to the island by King Hotu Matu'a. The central stone has a high density of iron and is said to have mystical powers. The wall of stones built around the...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This set of rocks is uniquely smooth and is supposedly magnetic. We did not have a compass to test it, but I’ll take their word for it.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I could say everyone that I felt something in that area... Unfortunately, not for everyone. People with wheelchair or crutches can't reach to the place.

Thank Kriss D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Thete is some controversy as to the origin of this 'magic rock'. In spite of the myths that it was brought bu the original explorers from French Polynesia, in all likelihood it was sourced locally. Its magic properties stem from the extremely highiron content that...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This site was a little disappointing. The rock is small and nowadays you cannot get close enough try to feel the supposed magnetic field. It's a curiously that, if you have the time, you might as well go to see. But don't expect to be...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 4 June 2017

You cannot reach the site because of a barrier (see picture) halfway through the path. If this entrance was adapted (enlarged), you could reach the site with your wheelchair. The path is unpaved and downhill - Definetely not easy, but somehow manageable. Yet, until the...More

2  Thank Wheelchair A
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This site is the one that as a magnetic rock brought by the first king of the island. It was probably standing on the destroyed platform nearby. It is not impressive but of you are interested by the legends and the history of the rapa...More

Thank Michel L
Reviewed 28 May 2017

What was once the largest statue standing on the island although it stands no more. It's worth stopping before you get to the beach.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is an interesting place to learn about how the ancient indigenous mark times and directions by stones. Beautiful view.

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I guess after a few facebook posts of tourists sitting on this stone it has been moved to a more secure location. The story is a Polynesian king brought this stone to the island. Its magnetic claims were not demostrated nor were we allowed to...More

Thank Mike M
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