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Easter Island

A UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a testament to the Rapa Nui civilization.

"Moai" on Easter Island

It is believed the natives of Easter Island carved massive heads out of stone hundreds of years ago to honor their ancestors. Today, there are 887 "moai," as the statues are called, which create a mysterious, yet intriguing landscape to this Polynesian island, which is a four-and-a-half hour flight from Lima, Peru. A more recent finding revealed the statues have torsos that had been buried by sediment and rock. 

The tallest statue on the island — named Paro — is 33 feet high and weighs 82 tons. In addition to statue appreciation, Easter Island also boasts great hiking trails and decent scuba diving.

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Rapa Nui National Park 2770000 Rapa Nui National Park Chile

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