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(Isla de Pascua, Región de Valparaíso)
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"Rows and Rows of Greenery and Blue Skies"
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It is up to you whether you walk or take a vehicle to the site but, I specifically enjoyed the walk. The greenery all around is quite pleasant on the eyes and following the path of first pukao, you get to view the inner quarry on one side and enjoy the view of the pacific ocean and the outskirts of Hanga Roa. It is truly a magnificent view and knowing that all the hats for the statues on Easter Island were dug out from this site makes it all the more exciting.


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Puna Pau

Puna Pau is a quarry in a small crater or cinder cone on the outskirts of Hanga Roa in the south west of Easter Island . Puna Pau also gives its name to one of the seven regions of the Rapa Nui National Park.

Puna Pau was the sole source of the red scoria that the Rapa Nui people used to carve the pukao that they put on the heads of some of their iconic moai statues.

The stone from Puna Pau was also used for a few non-standard moai including Tukuturi and also for some petroglyphs.



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