Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island

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#3 of 7 in Nature in Easter Island
Set on an isolated and scarcely vegetated volcanic island, Rapa Nui National Park 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 National Park into our Hanga Roa driving holiday planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hanga Roa.
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  • It is necessary to purchase a ticket to the Park. I bought on arrival at the airport, 80 USD or the equivalent in local currency, valid for 10 days. The guards carefully check. The Park was created in 1935.
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  • Short wall of a scenic spot, open space, 15 Moaishi like the back of the sea neatly formed a row. There are three dead volcanoes on the Easter I., and the stone of the statue of Moses is from the volcanic tuff. There have been several tribes on the island, since Tenth century began to produce a large number of stone statue, until 16th century, 17th century terminated.
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  • The island is virtually the Park, so walk from anywhere you can bump one of its mysterious monuments and natural and cultural beauties
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