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Address: Easter Island, Chile
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This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult...

This lake-filled crater is filled with remnants of the Birdman cult practiced until 1867.

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Tahai, Orongo and Rano Kau Half-Day Tour
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Private Easter Island Full-Day Tour
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Easter Island Super Saver: Ahu Akivi and Orongo plus Anakena Beach Day Trip

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Absolutely fascinating

Orongo has everything. You need a guide to explain the history properly, although the visitor centre does provide some useful information. The view of the volcano crater is one of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Orongo has everything. You need a guide to explain the history properly, although the visitor centre does provide some useful information. The view of the volcano crater is one of the most spectacular I have seen, anywhere in the world.

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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me the ceremonial village of Orongo, in the south of the park, the most spectacular archaeological sites in the world

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singapore
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169 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There so much history and culture in Easter Island. A guide is a must here, if not you would not know what you are seeing and the meaning to the place.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A half day tour is the best way to see this unbelievable southwestern tip of Rapa Nui National Park or Easter Island. A walk up some steep slopes offers some fantastic views of its rocky coast and inland volcanoes. But what's so different about this site? Well, of course it has its Moais; it has its quarry, it has chicken... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a dramatic site that features the story of the Birdman culture—an interesting annual event where young men descended the steep beach cliff here, swam to a nearby small island to retrieve the egg of a sooty tern, then swim back and climb the cliff. The sponsor of the first young man to make it back with egg intact... More 

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Piacenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

In an incredible island like Rapa Nui, where all sites are so particular, Orongo is something the goes beyond: there you're part of the legend! During your visit your mind goes to the Birdman competition all the time, if you close your eyes you can feel the strong power of this evocative site. The position is extreme, at the very... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

It was the key place for me in Easter island. As many connecting the Easter Island wirt the giant scultures, this place showed me indeed the turbulent history of the island. The believes which seized the people and ruling their lives, the serenity of the place, hte grandeusse of the nature of the island. A must.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

After the Moai, during a time of climate change on the island affecting food supply, the Birdman ritual came into dominance to reduce strife between the tribes. Very interesting place to see where the competition took place. The crater lake is also interesting.

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Prospect, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had to go back as it was overcast on our first trip up. Islanders say this is the most spiritual place on the island and i can see why. It truly reflects the heavens on a sunny day.

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best views of the island, but unfortunately you can visit this site only once with your ticket which is a pity... wait for a sunny day to go there. It's important to get a guide with you able to tell all the stories and legends attached to this location. Unfortunately it's only possible to see a few... More 

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