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Rapa Nui National Park

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The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an...

The landscape of Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island, is an eerie exhibit of ancient cultural remnants of an abandoned desert-dwelling people.

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Rapa Nui National Park; !World Heritage past and present

To set foot on Rapa Nui National park is one of the privileges of being human. It is empowering and humbling all at the same time! The entrance to the park leads you to most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
fional943
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Ballarat, Australia

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Ballarat, Australia
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299 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To set foot on Rapa Nui National park is one of the privileges of being human. It is empowering and humbling all at the same time! The entrance to the park leads you to most of the major Moai sites and other places sacred to this very day, to the Rapa Nui themselves. There are huge sections that are accessible... More 

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Darlington, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is most of the island. The people are very willing to explain things. Wear sunscreen! There is no ozone overhead and you'll burn much faster than you think!

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Thank Lori N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not until you see and hear about the history of these amazing statues. Thanks to the many explorers who passed by EI some of the history of them can be explained, the rest has many theories but no doubt of the cultural significance.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place. Just sat there taking it in - it is just amazing! Instead of taking a tour, I just rented a moped and rode there so that I could take my time surrounding myself with it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The highlight of Rapa Nui are the Moai that exist on an isolated island half way between Santiago de Chile and Tahiti. If you are willing to hike a little and experience what the island has created, then you may join in the pleasure of adding your own theory as to why and how. There are many legends, stories and... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Most impressive of the moai statues. The site was destroyed in a tsunami but with the help of the Japanese govt, it was reconstructed. These statues are wonderful.... and a must see.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Easter Island sites are included in the Rapa Nui national park. It has a number of enigmatic places to see and experience: 1) Rano Raraku - a small volcano where the moai were made and now are placed along a scenic traill 2) 'ahus' where the moai were lifted and placed on pedestals - the largest one is probably Tongariki... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Lots of moais to see on Easter Island. Guided tours are nice because the history of the places you visit is what is interesting.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Spent 3 nights (including Christmas) with 2 full days of tours. Loved learning about the Rapa Nui culture, history of the Moai, their purpose, creation, and transport to worship sites on platforms facing inland. Our tour guide, Christopher, did an exceptional job explaining the history of the island, the Birdman competition, and answering all of our questions. The ocean was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Spent 4 days here and was glad I hired a car as it didn't stop raining the whole time. The Moai are fascinating, and it's great to see the ones that have been restored to their upright positions. The best thing on the island is the Quarry where there's about 200 heads in the process of being carved out and... More 

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