Chile - Rapa Nui National Park

"Rapa Nui, the indigenous name of Easter Island, bears witness to a unique cultural phenomenon. A society of Polynesian origin that settled there c. A.D. 300 established a powerful, imaginative and original tradition of monumental sculpture and architecture, free from any external influence. From the 10th to the 16th century this society built shrines and erected enormous stone figures known as moai, which created an unrivalled cultural landscape that continues to fascinate people throughout the world." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Moais of Rapai Nui - Easter Island. Thanks to Shinta of Indonesia for this Chile postcard.

Postcard 2
Map of Rapa Nui- Easter Island. Chile. Postmarked Septeber 1, 2010 and arrived in Penang on September 22, 2010. Thanks to Norman of Arizona, USA who was visiting Rapa Nui.

Postcard 3
A wonderful postcard of Easter Island (Rupa Nui or Isla de Pascua) of Chile. It was sent on November 7, 2008 and arrived two months later in my mailbox. Worth the wait. Thanks so much to Shirene of Singapore who went to Easter Island.

Postcard 4
One of my dream postcards came true when I received this spectacular postcard sent from Easter Island in the South Pacific Ocean off Chile. Such beautiful stamps. Thanks so much Leyle.

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