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Re-erected and restored by William Molloy in 1974 Ahu Vai Uri along with Ahu Ko Te Riku and Ahu Tahai is one of the most impressive and photogenic sites on the entire island, especially at sunset when the sun goes down directly behind the Ahu...in May anyway! There are five Moai erected on Ahu Vai Uru including two almost intact. Although the Moai are in varying states of repair, this actually added to the appeal of the site for me as you can see the passage of time through each of the five Moai from the intact Moai on the left to the stump of a Moai on the right. The moai with the cracked head in the middle actually ended up being one of my favourite moai...made a great silhouette at sunset. The differing appearance of these Moai is not just due to the elements and historical fortune; the moai were originally cut and erected in a variety of styles and shapes. This has lead to the belief that the statues are representative of actual people, be they tribal leaders or family members. The tall lean central Moai is offset by the squat figure directly to the right. Every moai here differs significantly and makes Ahu Vai Uru unique. Don’t miss sunset at Ahu Vai Uru!
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