Easter Island or the navel of the world, as it is called, is in the Pacific Ocean and is the furthest territory from mainland Chile. The local customs are still practiced by the islanders, and the famous Moai statues, which their forefathers erected, are still preserved, some in perfect condition. An important part of the island has been declared as National Park. The island attracts thousands of tourists every year who come to discover its impressive archaeological sites, to enjoy its natural beauty and learn a little of about the culture and traditions.