A stranger in our midst
As soon as you get off the plane you immediately feel that relaxed island atmosphere. Nature, a rough coastline full of rocks at the foot of a blue sea, is magical. This, in combination with herds of horses and cows running around freely, the special Polynesian culture and of course the special statues called Moai's, make this island one of the most special experiences of your life.
Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is located in the Pacific Ocean, 3,700 kilometres from the Chilean mainland, making it the most remote place in the world. Easter Island, similar in size to Texel, has over 5,000 inhabitants. The island was discovered by the Dutchman Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Monday, 1722. Although Easter Island belongs to Chile, the Easter Islanders descend from the Polynesians. They probably set foot here for the first time in the fourth century of our era.
These first inhabitants were probably also responsible for the realization of the rock sculptures 'Moai' that can be found all over the island. However, opinions on how these gigantic sculptures were realized still vary. The Moai can be up to over 9 meters high and stand on a platform (ahu) with their face towards the inland. The Moai represent the ancestors, begging for fertility. Reproduction was crucial for survival on such an extremely isolated island.
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