Rano Raraku

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This extinct volcano is one of the most interesting archaeological destinations in the world. In this site there is a quarry with 396 Moai where it is possible to appreciate the construction technique of these giant statues. Many Moai are still embedded in the volcanic rock and others are distributed in the “parking area”, prior to their transfer to their destination Ahu. Here highlights Ko te Tokanga, the largest Moai sculpted in Rapa Nui. This stone statue is 22 meters long and weighs an estimated 220 tons.
Rano Raraku also has a surprising crater with fresh water and great diversity of flora and fauna most characteristic of Easter Island.
The Rano Raraku volcano is located about 20 km from the town of Hanga Roa, on the south coast of the island.

Inland wetland slope of Rano Raraku island of Pascua