Easter Island is one of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America. The island is famous for it these giant stone heads (called "moai"), carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui people more than 500 years ago.

Easter Island is one of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America. The island is famous for it these giant stone heads (called "moai"), carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui people more than 500 years ago.

Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

Easter Island, Chile. Easter Island...2000 inhabitants, early settlers carved over 900 statues called moai (only 3 shown here with a zoom lens), the settlers also began cutting down the islands trees and shrubs leaving the island hauntingly empty.

Easter Island, Chile. Easter Island...2000 inhabitants, early settlers carved over 900 statues called moai (only 3 shown here with a zoom lens), the settlers also began cutting down the islands trees and shrubs leaving the island hauntingly empty.

Easter Island, Chile wow! the statues are even found under water!

Easter Island, Chile wow! the statues are even found under water!

"The statues walked," Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how.

"The statues walked," Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how.

Easter Island

Easter Island

Moai ~ monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between 1250 - 1500.  Almost all moai have overly large heads 3/5 the size of their bodies.   Production and transportation of the 887 statues are considered remarkable creative and physical feats. The tallest moai was almost 30 ft high, weighed 82 tons.

Moai ~ monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between 1250 - 1500. Almost all moai have overly large heads 3/5 the size of their bodies. Production and transportation of the 887 statues are considered remarkable creative and physical feats. The tallest moai was almost 30 ft high, weighed 82 tons.

Easter Island, Chile – Natural Beauty in South America

Easter Island, Chile – Natural Beauty in South America

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888. In recent times the island has served as a warning of the cultural and environmental dangers of overexploitation. Easter Island is claimed to be the most remote inhabited island in the world.

Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888. In recent times the island has served as a warning of the cultural and environmental dangers of overexploitation. Easter Island is claimed to be the most remote inhabited island in the world.

Easter Island >> I have wanted to visit Rapa Nui for quite some time! Perhaps, some day!

Easter Island >> I have wanted to visit Rapa Nui for quite some time! Perhaps, some day!

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