Monday, June 16, 2008

Pisaq, the Ruins

The most interesting sight we have visited so far has been the village of Pisaq and its Inca ruins. The village is situated at the bottom of the Sacred Valley, venerated by the incas, and now a rather poor mountainous place. The ruins though are situated higher up, 300m over the village, overlooking the river and making the imagination work. Below is a picture of one of rare still standing walls of the Sun Temple, accessible through a tunnel dug in the rocky mountain side:

Further down are the terraces that have remained since the civilization collapsed. Rests of an Inca village can be seen in the upper part of the picture. On a side note, the colors are really amazing in this country - maybe it is the altitude - picture taking is a pleasure here!

Lastly, here is my favorite Inca wall in Cuzco:

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