The Nazca Lines are an exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru. There are about 300 figures among them including geometric shapes, animal like figures, straight continuous lines, humans and plants. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air.Read the full story »
The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas and Cusco was its capital. The best kept example of its architecture is Machu Picchu.
The Sacred City is one of the most significant archeological sites left by the Incas
Fascinating culture and Inca heritage of this beautiful country
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It occupies an important place in Inca mythology.
Animals in Peru have specialized and adapted to the conditions of its geography. At higher altitude levels, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen.
During the the production of pottery in the was an art already developed in the region for thousands of years. The best example of pottery produced before the days …
Ancient Andean weaving developed by and inherited and perfected by the is considered as one of the greatest textile in the world and is compared to finest textile …
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It has a surface elevation of 3,812 meters or 12,507 ft. Lake Titicaca and its islands play an important role in Inca mythology. It is the birth place of the Inca Empire and it is where the mythic journey to Cusco starts. The unique Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca are a group of 41 manmade floating islands located just 5km east of Puno’s harbor. They are the top tourist attraction as there is nothing like them to be found anywhere else in the world.
Puno is considered the Folkloric Capital of Peru, there are more than 300 different local dances representing centuries old traditions inherited from the Incas and the colony. Folk dances and songs are accompanied by colorful costumes and masks to celebrate Catholic holidays or Inca celebrations related to the agricultural calendar. These celebrations are based on beliefs and myths of the relationship between men and god, to honor Andean gods, Catholic saints and the Virgin Mary.
The town of Puno is the capital of the department of Puno in Peru. It was founded on November 4, 1668 by the Spanish for its closeness to the colonial …
Lake Titicaca is a geological wonder formed during the pre-ice age about sixty million years ago. The lake was formed when massive earthquakes shook the Andes Mountains splitting the range in two and forming a hollow that eventually got filled with water from the melting glaciers, creating bodies of water and ultimately rivers and the immense Lake Titicaca.
There were many pre-Columbian cultures that preceded the , some by millenia. What we know of these pre-Inca civilizations is entirely from archeological excavations since they did not make use …
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Largest lake in South America in terms of volume.
Highest navigable lake in the world
It is Located at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet of 3,810 meters above sea level.
It covers an area of 8,300 sq km or 3,240 sq miles.
It extends for 190 km or 118 miles in length and 80 km or 49 miles in width.
It has a maximum depth of 284m or 931feet with the average being 106m or 350 feet.
Lake Titicaca, Peru is located in the department of Puno bordering Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, its surface is evenly distributed between Bolivia and Peru.. According to Inca religion it is where the first humans emerged to create the Inca empire. The lake is located on a high plateau ranging from 3,657 to 4,000 meters or 11,200 to 13,100 feet above sea level. Lake Titicaca is known for the deep blue beauty of its water.