Peru has a number of interesting sites attracting tourists from across the globe. These sites display wisdom and marvelous skill of the ancient civilization, they only show the advancement achieved by mankind way back in ancient era. They had in ancient time immaculate plumbing and water systems and the stone structures serving as residences and commercial places. Here are Top Ancient Ruins In Peru.
- Machu Picchu
The Ruins of Machu Picchu is the most famous site in Peru. Situated around 2000 feet above sea level and based in between two peaks, the site attracts maximum visitors from all over. There are buildings, ramps and terraces exquisitely placed which once served as home to the residents there. There were estimated population of 1000 people who had the well carved stones of each community blended perfectly. Giving an insight of the people residing their thinking and lifestyle. Read More ….
This is considered as sister city to Machu Picchu, only one-third of the site is excavated, as reaching the site requires traversing through the steep valley. This was possibly the home of the then powerful ruler, as the destination has carved stones.
The archeologists think that this massive and complex structure was fortress and had the Royal homes in the ancient era. This massive structure was made from precisely cut stones and constructed in zigzag pattern that is uncommon.
These ruins lie above the Urubamba river in the northeast of Cusco city. There is large number of picturesque curved terraces that were constructed for agricultural use. The religious buildings have similarity with the temples found in the Machu Picchu area. There are also series of carved rocks that were probably being used for astronomical studies.
- Cusco and Koricancha
This was once considered to be the center of the world and the holy city of Cusco had four roads emerging out, these divided the Popular Incan Empire in four parts. Though during the Spaniard invasion many of the buildings were destroyed the walls are still intact. Prior to the Spanish invasion the exterior walls of the Sun temple in Koricancha were having sheets of gold and these were looted. The Sun temple also still stands and is viewed by throngs of visitors.
This site shows how advanced the native Incans were in the ancient era, they have left the structures that show their advance skill in landscaping. The visitors can see there were three huge pits more than 100 feet deep and surrounded with expertly carved walls made of earth. The temperature varied by almost 20 degrees at the levels of the pit. The unique design enabled the Incans to grow crops as per varied environmental needs.
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This 500acre location constructed by Incans is close to Cusco. The building made are similar to those in Machu Picchu, there are exquisite and well planned irrigation channels and bath that display the excellent engineering skills of the Incans in ancient era and their expertise in working with stones, water still flows through the guided path even now.
- Huchuy Cusco
The name means little Cusco and this was probably made as royal housing complex. It offers a spectacular view of the entire valley, even now there are buildings standing. These building are expertly crafted. The uphill stone roads made from Cusco to the top are having all along lavish scenic beauty.