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Ahu Te Pito Kura, Easter Island – April 2, 2012

From the majestic Ahu Tongariki, we make our way to Ahu Te Pito Kura. While hardly as impressive as Tongariki, Te Pito Kura’s claim to fame is that it has the largest moai transported from Rano Raraku to an Ahu and erected called Paro, 10 meters high and weighing 92 tones.

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Te Pito Kura is barely 5 minutes away from Tongariki.

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While not restored, Paro is toppled over and you could see his pukao a few meters from his head.

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Side view

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What I found rather impressive is the to the side of the ahu… once again, the spectacular view of the ocean.

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And an interesting ceremonial circle with a huge round rock.

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The rock is magnetic.

It doesn’t belong to this area, though no is sure where it came from or how it got here. The ancients believed it had special powers to cure ailments and to promote fertility among women.

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Personally… I felt nothing.

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From here… our final stop. The beautiful Anakena Beach.