Easter island location world map. A new study says the stone monoliths dotting the remote pacific island. Easter island is one of the worlds most isolated inhabited islands with its nearest inhabited neighbor pitcairn island located. The moai stone faces appear locked in silence sentinels in stone that convey both power and tragedy. The world is fascinated by the creation of these statues not only for the impressive size and quantity of them but also for the circumstances under which they were built.
Lying isolated in the east pacific in an extreme windward position rapa nui is the easternmost polynesian island. Isla de pascua is a chilean island in the southeastern pacific ocean at the southeasternmost point of the polynesian triangle in oceania. The giant moai stone statues of easter island called moai have brought the island of rapa nui reknown and fascinated scholars travellers and artists. Get easter islands weather and area codes time zone and dst.
Facts about rapa nui easter island jo anne van tilburg phd. Rapa nui national park a wildlife sanctuary spread across most of easter island and a unesco world heritage site contains about 900 moai sculptures as well as 300 ahu or ceremonial platforms on which the carved figures stand. Scientists believe they may have solved one of the many mysteries of easter islands enigmatic statues. Easter island rapa nui.
It is 3600 km to the west of chile and 2075 km east of pitcairn. Current local time in chile easter island. Easter island is one of the worlds most isolated inhabited islands. Easter island also known as rapa nui is a tiny island known for its huge moai statues scattered all over the island.
Why they are there. Ahu akivi ahu vinapu and puna pau tour.