Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is one of the most remote places in the world and which houses about 4,000 residents. Two-thirds of whom are indigenous, the remainder coming from the mainland. Virtually all the population lives in one settlement of the island - Hanga Roa. The name Easter Island has religious significance, but the island commemorates the discovery by the Dutch vessel, a Easter Sunday in 1722. DNA tests showed that the islanders are descendants of daring travelers arrived in Taiwan with hundreds of years ago.
Most points of interest found in Rapa Nui National Park, which is formed from a wide strip of land to you as most of the island's shores. If you are pressing time, you must visit at least career Rano Raraku, the place where most of the statues were carved MOAI largest platform on the island of Oahu - AHU Tongari, which holds 15 MOAI. Other attractions are: Akiva AHU platform, which supports seven well-preserved statues, anakena beach with palm trees and a platform with seven soften, Te Pahu caves, which are connected through a lava tunnel of 150m, beach and AHU Ovahe Vinapu . these are just some suggestions, places of interest around the island shows.
Nobody knows exactly who are the authors, that was their fate for the massive statues carved. No inhabitant of the island does not have knowledge of their art processing and no one can explain how it was possible to create this mass of rock up to 20 feet tall and up to 90 tonnes heavy. Moreover, after carving the statues near the quarry where they were picked monolitii, bodies were transported huge distances up to 20 kilometers from the source, which is untenable today.
With a car you can browse all the attractions in 3-4 days, but you may not drive outside the official routes. The climate is fairly constant all year, with an average temperature of 23 ° C in January and February and 18 ° C in July and August. The busiest period is from late January to late February, when residents organize various celebrations and parties picturesque.
By Maria Morari
The most mysterious tourist destinations in the world .