Easter Island is one of the most remote, inhabited islands in the world, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles off the coast of South America. The island is famous for it these giant stone heads (called "moai"), carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui people more than 500 years ago.

Easter Island: Day By Day

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"The statues walked," Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how.

Demystifying Easter Island With A Kite

An ancient Moai statue on a hillside at night. on Easter Island aka RapaNui (Photo by Randy Olson)

Silhouetted against the southern Milky Way and starry sky of Easter Island, are large statues, locally called Moais, remained from 13th to 15th century.

Night Sky - Tongariki Moai at Night - Milky Way & Magallan Galaxies 2 Easter Island, by Wally Pacholka

A stone giant at Rano Raraku continues its solemn watch, silent and inscrutable.

Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In UNESCO named E

Moai on Anakena Beach - Easter Island, Chile

The Mystery of Easter Island

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Travel facts about Easter Island (Rapa Nui). Did you know that Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited places in the world? Click through for more facts about this mysterious travel destination.

Tehai, Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island - a foot tall stone replica of one of the island statues was a Christmas present when I was in Junior High and I've been fascinated every since.

Easter Island, Chilie

Behold the statues of the Easter Island, Chile. In the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island has 887 of these extant monumental statues, created by the early Rapa Nui people.

The large stone statues, or moai, for which Easter Island is world-famous, were carved from 1100–1680 CE (rectified radio-carbon dates). A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections so far. Often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues are actually torsos, with most of them ending at the top of the thighs, although a small number of them are complete, with the figures kneeling on bent knees with their hands over their…

Easter Island's stone statue hat mystery finally revealed, the secret is volcanic

Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Polynesia - in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and a territory of Chile

Our best tips to visit Easter Island with spending the least amount of money possible.

How to Visit Easter Island Without Spending a Lot of Money

As one of the world's most remote islands, you'd think Easter Island is expensive. This is true, but you can visit Easter Island cheap if you try!