The Secret Of Easter
You said Easter?! Let’s go to a warm and unusual place, one of the top rated wanderlust of so many people: Easter Island !
“This is the farthest we have come” said Captain Cook in his journal, when he reached the island in 1774.
This island is one of the world’s most isolated place and it’s history remains mysterious and fascinating for us. Today this carribean inhabited land belongs to Chile and is referred as Rapa Nui. What brings people to this epic isolation? Where is Easter Island? What secrets attract Easter Island travelers more than 2,000 miles (3,700 km) from the nearest population of Chile and Tahiti? Why, RootsTravelers should plan a trip to this “Ends of the earth” destination?
Why You Should Also Consider Making And Easter Island Travel?
1- Introduction: UNESCO World Heritage Site
This fascinating island is also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995 and much of the island’s land belongs to the Rapa Nui National Park. As an introduction, you should watch this great Unesco video here:
2- Discover Easter Island’s Moai silent stone figures
At a glance:
“Rapa Nui’s mysterious moai statues stand in silence but speak volumes about the achievements of their creators. The stone blocks, carved into head-and-torso figures, average 13 feet (4 meters) tall and 14 tons. The effort to construct these monuments and move them around the island must have been considerable—but no one knows exactly why the Rapa Nui people undertook such a task. Most scholars suspect that the moai were created to honor ancestors, chiefs, or other important personages, However, no written and little oral history exists on the island, so it’s impossible to be certain.”
Read the full article by clicking here (source: www.travel.nationalgeographic.com)
3- Explore the sacred site and face the mysterious spirit of the ancients…and the remaining controversies
“The people of Easter Island called themselves the Rapa Nui. Where did they come from and why did they disappear? Science has learned much about the enigma of Easter Island and has put to rest some of the more bizarre theories, but questions and controversies remain.”
Read the full article by clicking here (source: www.mysteriousplaces.com)
The following video is a fresh investigation of one of the ancient world’s most intriguing enigmas…
“How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves?”
4- Face wilderness and enjoy outdoor activities
There is much to see and to make than visiting the stone heads in Rapa Nui: It’s a wonderful place for outdoor activities like hiking, riding (more horses than people on the island), spelunking, scuba diving in crystal clear water or simply relaxing. Beautiful volcanoes, wild Pacific beaches, rolling hills, mysterious craters and lakes… many hiking paths offer a great way to discover and feel the island spirit. One says we have a superb panoramic views of the island’s solitude from the summit of the Rano Kau, one of the 3 volcanoes. Enjoy this great video above the Island and underwater to enjoy stunning sceneries.
5- A lesson of Life
Despite controversies, people agree that the Rapa Nui’s demise resulted from an environmental catastrophe of their own making.
“Easter Island’s inhabitants used up all their resources and eventually died out — a lesson for us all.”
Easter island should definitely be on list to live once in a lifetime experience, 1 of the best places to truly get away from it all. What about you? Would you like to get there or have you already been there? Please vote at the top of this post and then share your own experience in the comments at the bottom!We also found these orther resources. Enjoy!