Decision : CONF 203 VIII.C.1
Inscription: Rapa Nui National Park (Chile)
Rapa Nui National Park
C(i) (iii) (v)
The Committee concluded that Rapa Nui National Park contains one of the most remarkable cultural phenomena in the world. An artistic and architectural tradition of great power and imagination was developed by a society that was completely isolated from external cultural influences of any kind for over a millennium. The substantial remains of this culture blend with their natural surroundings to create an unparalleled cultural landscape.
The Committee decided to inscribe the Rapa Nui National Park on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii) and (v).
Original Decision Document