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Trip Guide to Easter Island

Anders Overgaard A row of <em>moai</em> at Ahu Tongariki, on Easter Island.

Photo: Anders Overgaard

With its tribal culture, windswept landscapes, and iconic, monumental moai statues, Easter Island is the surreal sort of place you might find in a dream. Rapa Nui, as the natives have called this place since long before a Dutch ship sighted it on Easter Sunday, 1722, is about the size of Staten Island, but the thousands of miles that separate it from the next human settlement seem somehow to magnify it many times over. And it exerts a disproportionately strong magnetic pull on the imagination of the outside world. Read the article

Destinations: Easter Island

Inspired by: Fall Under the Spell of Easter Island — by Adam Goodheart, Published Aug. 2006

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    TopaTangi Pub

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