Category Chile

Chile is a long, narrow country stretching along South America’s western edge, with more than 6,000 km of Pacific Ocean coastline. Santiago, its capital, sits in a valley surrounded by the Andes and Chilean Coast Range mountains. The city’s palm-lined Plaza de Armas contains the neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum. The massive Parque Metropolitano offers swimming pools, a botanical garden and zoo.

Easter Island, aka Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island Chile
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua in Spanish, is a Chilean territory located in the remote eastern Pacific Ocean, roughly 2,300 miles west of the Chilean coast and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti. Covering approximately 64 square miles, Easter Island is renowned for its extraordinary stone statues, known as Moai, numbering nearly 900, which were crafted by skilled artisans and engineers. These enigmatic sculptures remain unique in the realm of Polynesian culture. The purpose of these colossal figures and the techniques used to create and transport them continue to be subjects of speculation. This isolated island, the easternmost point of Polynesia, boasts a landscape adorned with these massive stone statues and other archaeological wonders. Easter Island’s history is marked by ecological challenges, including deforestation and resource depletion, which, according to some research, contributed to the decline of the ancient Rapa Nui civilization.