This summer, head to a UNESCO world heritage site for a dose of culture and history; Nimisha Tiwari; Economic Times

Chile – Rapa Nui National Park

One of the ideal ways to imbibe interesting culture across the globe is to make a bucketlist of popular UNESCO world heritage sites.

With an ethical traveller’s bent of mind, you can help ensure the preservation of natural, cultural, and intellectual heritage.

Explorations to heritage sites must be informed as the history is intriguing. Guided trails are the best choice in these case and if you could time it around a local fest or unique practice (such as summer or winter solstice), then the fun factor is immense.

SAY HELLO TO MOAI FIGURES ON EASTER ISLAND

Region: Rapa Nui

In the midst of the Pacific Ocean, The Easter Island covers 63 square miles of land, nearly half of which is in Rapa Nui National Park. It is home to approximately 900 Moai statues, often called ‘Easter Island Heads’. The giant, monolithic carvings are scattered around the island, many stand straight against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, while others are buried up to their necks in mud.

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