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.
chinadesk1When you come to the Plaza of Arms in the ancient city, the most conspicuous is the Catedral Del Cuzco. Brick-red buildings, high bell towers, and majestic crosses, you need to walk up the steps to reach the entrance. The wall above the doorway has fine carvings. This church looks similar to European churches, but is large in size, and there are small churches next to and behind the main building. The three door openings on the front are dark green, and the cathedral side is a building with arcades, decorated in Spanish style. When we went, the entrance was by the side door, and the ticket was 25 pesos (1 peso = 2RMB). There seemed to be a religious group visiting that day, and the staff were very strict and it was strictly forbidden to take pictures. Like most churches, it is quiet and believers pray together. Large religious oil paintings on the walls tell doctrinal and historical stories. Sculptures of religious figures stand, and some ancient religious articles are also displayed. The stone floor of the church is sharply polished, and every detail shows its ancient and vicissitudes. Sit in the church for a while, gaze at the high altar and feel the religious mystery. According to the information, the Plaza of Arms was the most important political, economic and military center of the Inca Empire. Now the metal statue of Inca King Pachacuti still holds a scepter overlooking the former glory of the Plaza of Arms. People are relaxing and chatting in the square, and they can also see women and girls wearing traditional Inca costumes, and some even lead cute llamas to sell the first corn planted by the Incas. Although the temperature is high, the sun is scorching, and tourists are bustling with excitement, exploring the past and present of this splendid Inca cultural birthplace. The World Heritage Assessment Committee’s comment on Cusco is that the ancient city of Cusco is located in the Andes Mountains of Peru and developed into a complex city center under the Inca ruler Pachacuti, with unique religious and administrative functions. The ancient city is surrounded by clearly visible agricultural, handicraft and industrial areas.
Manu Biosphere Reserve is a sprawling national park in southeastern Peru, spanning Andean highlands, cloud forest and lowland jungle. It's known for its rich biodiversity, notably hundreds of bird species, including macaws, which feed at clay licks at sites such as Blanquillo. Boats run along the Manu River, past dense Amazonian jungle that is home to jaguars, black caimans and spider monkeys. The national park is divided in the following areas: the restricted use zone (with pristine forests and native communities, access is granted to researchers only); the reserved zone (for recreation and research); the recuperation zone (for the recovery of disturbed areas) and the cultural zone (for human settlement and most activities including nature tourism ).
Coricancha, Koricancha, Qoricancha or Qorikancha was the most important temple in the Inca Empire. It is located in Cusco, Peru, which was the capital of the empire. Originally named Intikancha it was dedicated to Inti, and is located at the former Inca capital of Cusco. Most of the temple was destroyed after the 16th-century war with the Spanish conquistadors, as settlers also took it apart to build their own churches and residences. Much of its stonework was used as the foundation for the seventeenth-century Santo Domingo Convent. It was built after the 1650 earthquake destroyed the first Dominican convent. To construct Coricancha, the Inca used ashlar masonry, building from the placement of similarly sized cuboid stones that they had cut and shaped for this purpose. The use of ashlar masonry made the temple much more difficult to construct, as the Inca did not use any stone with a slight imperfection or break. By choosing this masonry type, the Inca intentionally demonstrated the importance of the building through the extent of the labor necessary to build the structure. Through the arduous labor needed to construct buildings with ashlar masonry, this form of construction came to signify the Inca's imperial power to mobilize and direct local labor forces. The replication throughout Andean South America of Inca architectural techniques, such as those employed at Coricancha, expressed the extent of Inca control over a vast geographic region.
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!