Rapa Nui National Park
Easter Island, Chile
As if being the world’s most isolated inhabited island wasn’t enough, Easter Island -- about midway between Chile and Tahiti -- is famous for these giant, stone monoliths that dot the island and face both the sea as well as local villages. No one is quite sure what the moai represent, though one theory holds they were carved by the island’s original inhabitants who most likely sailed here from what is now French Polynesia. And like most ancient monuments, the moai were probably religious icons that also had astrological applications.
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