Travel Pictures Gallery.com - Chile - Rapa Nui- Easter Island
a series of travel images from Chile, Easter Island (Spanish: Isla de Pascua, Polynesian: Rapa Nui). Mainland Chile, of which the island is a part, is located some 3,600 kilometres away. It's one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world and is situated in the Pacific Ocean to the west of South America. The enigmatic Moai statues are its biggest attraction drawing visitors from all over. Most likely of Polynesian origin some link it to the mainland culture of the Incas. Rapa Nui National Park is a protected Chilean wildlife area and because of its unique cultural importance a Unesco World Heritage.