Ahu Tahai

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This ancient ceremonial center, located just ten minutes walk from Hanga Roa, presents two moai platforms of high heritage value. One of them has a single giant statue, known as Ko Te Riku. This particular moai is the only one in all Easter Island that “owns” eyes, since they were replenished for the filming of the film Rapa Nui (1994), by Kevin Reinolds. This restoration was carried out according to the belief that the eye sockets of these monuments were filled with corals.
On the other platform of Ahu Tahai, five moais are grouped into different states of conservation.
Ahu Tahai is recognized as one of the best places to watch the sunset throughout Easter Island.