intihuatana-machu-picchu
The Incas had as one of their main gods the sun (inti, in Quechua language). Therefore, it was important for priests to observe the sun and understand it. So, they had an astronomic clock or calendar that indicated some significant celestial periods for them. This clock was called intihuatana. Intihuatana is derived from Quechua, and...
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what is qhapaq ñam
In order to transport and trade goods, better move armies across their territories, and carry messages between population centers, the Incas built an extensive road network across the empire. This system became one of the most extraordinary feats of engineering in the world and helped transform the Incas into the largest empire in South America. In fact,  it was a...
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[:en] Choquequirao is an Incan site located near the Salkantay in the spurs of the Vilcabamba mountain range in Santa Teresa district, La Convención Province of the Cusco Region. The region is characterized by mountain topography and covered with Amazonian flora and fauna of great diversity. Choquequirao is at an elevation of 3,050 m and has 1,800 hectares, of which only 30–40% is excavated. Choquequirao means “cradle...
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[:en]While most Countries tend to quiet down during their National Holidays, Peru on the other hand, is as alive as ever buzzing with celebration and a variety of fun activities to do! Known to the locals as the Fiestas Patrias, Peruvian Independence Day represents a time for parties and leisure, and you will often find families and friends celebrating...
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[:en]The Inca Trail, known in Quechua as Qhapag Ñam, is a truly magical journey crossing beautiful landscapes, pristine rivers and breath-taking valleys, boarding edge of the Peruvian Jungle, this is a once in a lifetime adventure to Machu Picchu unlike any other. However, crossing high in the Andean Mountains this path reaches a peak of more than...
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[:en]Cusco, the ancient Andean city that saw the birth of the great Incan empire, is by far one of the most desirably complete destinations for travelers with its cradle of culture, traditions and diverse tourist attractions. Whether you have landed in the navel center of the world for the Inca Trail, one of the many...
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