South America, Chile, Rapa Nui, Easter Island, giant monolithic stone Maoi statue at Rano Raraku by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

South America, Chile, Rapa Nui, Easter Island, giant monolithic stone Maoi statue at Rano Raraku

Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park.

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Uploaded 7 April, 2013
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