Rapa Nui Parque Nacional, Easter Island

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#3 of 9 in Nature in Easter Island
Set on an isolated and scarcely vegetated volcanic island, Rapa Nui Parque Nacional lures visitors with its mysterious history and monumental shrines and stone figures known as moai. Polynesians came to the island in big canoes around 300 CE, bringing many elements of their culture. As a tribute to the important ancestors of each clan, these newcomers created moai, which became taller and more stylized as time went by. Other attractions include two large craters, a pink sand beach, and a restored Orongo village with rock engravings on a mountain cliff. Though you can explore the island by foot, vehicle, or bike, some places, such as its highest peak Maunga Terevaka, can only be reached by horse. Put Rapa Nui Parque Nacional into our Easter Island driving holiday planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Easter Island.
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  • This could have been a prime location to photograph the moai, and was earlier under Chilean control. The Rapi Nui have moved the barrier back 4 times as far. Much farther than could be justified for a...  more »
  • An exceptional site that reveals all its beauty and mystery when we find ourselves in front of the moai Very happy to see that the preservation of this heritage has been taken into account by Chile
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  • Repa Nui is located in the South-East Pacific Ocean of the Easter Island. It is famous for big idols. In 1995 it was included in the World Heritage.
  • Great.A grandoise Stonehenge with faces and warmer. However it was suggested,that some of the renovated statues had been repositioned incorrectly.
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