Easter Island (Hanga Roa)

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Easter island is a Polynesian island of the South Pacific and is a territory of Chile. Easter Island or Rapa Nui (in Rapa Nui language) is famous for its giant statues made of volcanic rock called Moai. The statues are all over the island and they were constructed to represent the dead men and ancestors of the island.

Easter island is a Polynesian island of the South Pacific and is a territory of Chile. Easter Island or Rapa Nui (in Rapa Nui language) is famous for its giant statues made of volcanic rock called Moai. The statues are all over the island and they were constructed to represent the dead men and ancestors of the island.

Easter Island is a unique place, full of magic and a mystical atmosphere. The sunrises and sunsets are full of wonderful colors and a sacred silence invades the place …

written by coca on 2008-07-10 in #world #locations #culture #island #hanga-roa #history

11 Comments

  1. larslau
    larslau ·

    It looks fantastic!!

    And your shots are great!

  2. coca
    coca ·

    thanks!

  3. josebarriuso
    josebarriuso ·

    great picture, amazing colours

  4. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Very nice..I like the way you photographed this place.

  5. t0m7
    t0m7 ·

    omg, these pictures are great! :-O
    wish i could go there too and take some!
    hope, you enjoyed your trip!

  6. coca
    coca ·

    thanks so much t0m7... i really enjoyed these trip, there's no other place in the world like easter island :)

  7. eskimofriend
    eskimofriend ·

    great indeed!! I'd say breathtaking :)

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    PERFECT !

  9. odax
    odax ·

    The moai that are currently standing were all re-erected in the 1950's by archaeologists. All of them were toppled during the late 1700s when anarchy broke out on the island, which despite popular belief, was not an ecological disaster caused by the Rapa Nui themselves.

  10. odax
    odax ·

    *was not due to an ecological disaster.

  11. andpoto501
    andpoto501 ·

    buenisimas las fotos!

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