南美当地向导YolandaReceiving tourists to the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman is a former Inca mountain fortress, located in the northern suburbs of the ancient Inca capital Cusco. This strong "fortress" made of huge stones sits on a steep hillside overlooking the city and offers a wide view of the southeast valley. In 1983, Cusco and Sacsayhuaman were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today this ancient fortress is the grand stage of the annual Inca festivals-Inti Raymi and Warachikuy.
The average altitude of the local area is 3400m. It is recommended that tourists just come to drink some local Ku Ke tea to ease, and move forward slowly.
Welcome to Peru to travel and experience the mysterious Inca culture!
Wonder_GirlThis place is lively and Beautiful. Its Historic Center of Cusco and people roam around till early Morning. I was there on Halloween Night and Peru celebrates it serioisly. Till Morning 5 everyone was up and celebrating it in Plaza De Armas. All the main Functions/Ceremonies happens here. Like Military walk.
pan***heThe Temple of the Sun, a famous attraction in the ancient city of Cusco in Peru, we went to lunch at noon, but the house was closed at noon, so we went for lunch. After the meal, the Sun Temple opened. After all, it was a big attraction. After buying a ticket, I queued up. After buying a ticket, I followed the free map to transfer. The inside is not big, there are a lot of tourists, and there is a brief introduction on the map. According to the picture, I saw it with gusto. I only hate that some scenic spots are really not found or can't be understood. The photo effect of this scenic spot is very good, especially when the sun shines on the corridor, it forms spotted shadows, which appear to be scattered.
Cusco is located in Peruvian Andes. Cusco is also gateway to Machu Pichu. Most of the people who want to go Machu Pichu first come to Cusco and go there. Cusco itself have many places to visit and see. From its narrow lanes to historical center to ruins nearby all of it makes Cusco a tourism center. Cusco is beautiful and traditional, if you want to get a peek in Traditional Peru, Cusco is the city you should visit. From food to souvenirs, From dresses to Language all makes Cusco a must visit city. Cusco has a International airport and have flights from most of the cities. To go around in Cusco Taxis are available, you can also take buses to go nearby places.
It’s located on high altitude and so first time visited should be careful and take proper rest and drink water. Also advised to take Cocoa Leafs for Nausea and headaches. #cusco #peru #machupicchu #spanishsquare #history #peruviancuisine
Humanty lake is beautiful pristine Blue lake located near Cusco, Peru. Once you are in Peru you can go to Humanty Lake. In Cusco there are many Travel agencies which arrange Tours to Lake and include Transportation, Pickup, and meals. Pickup will be in early morning 4-5 am. There will be a stoppage for Breakfast. Then there will hike for another 2-3 hours to reach Lake from the Village, which is starting point.
Hike is steep but if you into hiking it’s not that difficult. There are option to hire Horse which will take you to the lake.
Lake is absolutely beautiful, Stunning. It is also considered sacred in Peruvian culture. So if lucky you can also see people worshiping.
You can also hire private taxi, but that comes with high price. But you will get your time and you can plan your trip accordingly. As of 2020 there is no public transport to reach there.
Dreaming of going back to #peru
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Peruvian Rainbow mountain, 5200 meters above sea level, less oxygen, it's literaly breathtaking
yeah it's hard to breath when you have to reach to the top of the mountain by some kilometers walk with less oxygen on the air, then the scenery is also "breathtaking". But when you reach the top, it paid off. You will not regret.
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#tripaway The rainbow mountain in Cusco, Peru is an amazing destination. Roaming herds of alpacas and astonishing surroundings made this experience even more unique. The early morning start and the challenge of hiking over 4000 meters of altitude it's totally worth it.
Visiting my last ancient world wonder was no cheap feat. Of course, there are less expensive ways to arrive to the citadel but I prefer speed and efficiency so I can maximize my trip. Here's the breakdown of how I did it and what it costed me in USD.
I flew into Cusco airport and took a $30 Uber to Ollantaytambo so I could use that as a base. The town itself has some Inca sites to explore but I opted not to. I just wanted to be close enough to the @qhispikay.glamping site and the train station.
Everything about your visit is pretty much time stamped. I suggest you book online in advance so you can choose the best train times for you before they get sold out (because they will). There are two trains you can take; PeruRail and Inca Rail. They offer slightly different times so it gives you a bit more options which is good. My train ride there was $104 (higher class) and coming back was $81 (slightly lower class). You ABSOLUTELY MUST have your passport on hand to board the train. Don't forget this!
After the 1.5-2h train ride, you'll arrive at the base of Machu Picchu in a town called Aguas Calientes. From here, I met my English speaking guide ($70 for groups up to 8 people) and he led me to where I needed to catch the bus ($32 round trip) for a very twisty but epic ride up to the entrance of Machu Picchu. Once there, the only restrooms are outside of the entrance. There are no in and out privileges on a basic ticket ($65) so refresh yourself before you go inside. I recommend purchasing a ticket to have lunch at the buffet once you're done exploring ($26). The food was very good!
Lastly, you have to be VERY mindful of the time you leave Machu Picchu because the line up to catch the bus to go back down can be like a mile long. I waited just over an hour just to get onto the bus to ultimately catch my train back. Total cost with the train can easily be $350-$400. I hope you found this helpful!
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One of my most memorable experiences to date from my all time favourite country! Per left me absolutely speechless!
"The inheritance of the Inca civilization, the incredible military fortress"
Some people say that Cuzco City is seen from the air, it is like a cougar, Sasavaman is his head, and the ancient city of Cusco is his middle The nobles home is his tail. In the first chapter of today, let's take a look at the head of the "cougar" - Sasavaman (also known as "Sax Sewaman").
Sasawaman is a Stonehenge. It is built on the mountain. It is a golden soup that guards the safety of the ancient city of Cusco. After several major earthquakes, many buildings collapsed, but it still stands proudly. Proud of the Quartet.
Into the scenic area, I saw a row of megaliths displayed there, these boulder seem to silently tell the glory of the Inca civilization. Entering the Stone Array, the first thing you see is an open area surrounded by small hills and terraces. Standing on a high hill overlooking the distance, you can see the densely populated houses on the hillsides. It is the ancient city of Cusco. Some Indian women in the ancient city took pictures with alpaca and tourists.
Going along the walls of the stone array, fingers touched every stone in the stone wall. Stone walls vary in size and shape. Like other Inca stone buildings, how to build it is still a mystery. It is difficult to insert a piece of paper in the middle of many stones. It's hard to imagine how to make this piece of stone spliced so many years ago without any adhesive. What's even more amazing is that a whole stone slab is built with stone. There are more than 300,000 pieces of stone, big and small, and there are many boulders weighing hundreds of tons. How to transport them and put them together? A piece of pieced together into a stone array.
After walking through the stone wall and going up through a stone door, it is a neat step. When you walk up, you can see the original foundation and shape. The center of the ancient building is a circular platform that extends towards the surrounding layers. It is said to have been a round tower-shaped building with a specially constructed platform inside, and the platform is connected to a labyrinthine passage. One or more of them lead to the tunnel.
We have not been able to interpret how huge stones are transported, nor can we detect what process is used to polish stones. If the Spanish colonists did not destroy the Inca civilization, then we might be able to explore the secrets of this civilization from other aspects, and solve many of the mysteries of the present, but history is history, and its value lies in its inability to replicate. !
Transportation: 1 From the Arms Square in Cusco, it takes less than half an hour to get to the foot of the mountain. 2 2 km from the ancient Peruvian city of Cusco, can be chartered to go.
Tickets: 90 Sol, but you can buy scenic spots in the mountains, just 180 Sol.
Opening time: Monday to Sunday 7
"Too Temple": Inca civilization that never falls, two styles of art intertwined"
Inca era, Cusco is the capital of the Inca Empire, considered to be the center of the world, this sun temple is supreme. In the agricultural era, people pray that the sun god can never disappear. At the Machu Picchu site there are also stone inscriptions that are intended to hold the sun.
The sun temple in the Quechua language is the original "golden courtyard", the current temple is a two-story Spanish courtyard with a veranda, flowers bloom, the majestic bell tower leaves visitors with endless delusions. The most amazing thing about the Temple of the Sun is the ingenious combination of Western architecture and Inca ruins.
We entered from the gate of the "Domingo Monastery", and there are two lines of black on the white wall on the left side of the gate, "Domingo Monastery". There is a room in the temple with a large stone, an anvil used to kill when the sacrifice is made. The windows of the temple are unique in shape, narrow and wide. Looking down from a specific location, you can always look to the end. The stone in the wall is snapped between the stones, no adhesive is used, and no gap is visible. Its awesome! Its amazing.
The Temple of the Sun can see some replicas of the year, a large number of religious paintings, sculptures, artifacts, etc. The garden outside the temple building is full of mystery, and it is a fascination and admiration for the Inca culture. Looking from the wall of the shrine to the distance, the blue sky and white clouds, the rolling hills and the houses scattered in the mountains.
History records, the Temple of the Sun built in the Inca era, the megalithic building, the outer gold foil wrapped, in addition to the worship of the sun god, as well as the moon, stars, rainbow and thunder and lightning, known as the Golden Temple or the Golden Garden. The Spanish colonists invaded and the gold foil was plundered. The temple of the sun was transformed into a monastery. After the Spanish colonists invaded Cusco, the gold foil was torn off, leaving only the broken temple. Then, in the old site of the temple, Santo Domingo was built. Two buildings of different styles were close together, each with its own splendour, but it was embarrassing.
History will be the past, we can't change anything, we can only touch the splendid civilization hundreds of years ago in the Temple of the Sun.
Address: Santo Domingo s/n