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Latino Daily News

Saturday October 2, 2010

Easter Island in Chile a Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage sites that represent the world’s greatest cultural and natural sites and have been deemed important to the ‘common heritage of humanity’.  Country members of the United Nations prepare the World Heritage list and now they have partnered with TripAdvisor to identify the top 10 such sites and only one site from Latin America made the list.

Coming in on the number nine slot is Easter Island in Chile while the Taj Mahal of India took the top spot and the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona was the only U.S. destination to make the list. 

Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues and is one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world.  The island was settled about 400 AD and was annexed to Chile in the 1800’s.