Lake Titicaca in Peru has been attracting an attention of researchers and travelers for many years. As scientists believe, millions of years ago, this picturesque lake, which today affects with its size, was a sea. Even now, its waters are inhabited by rare marine fish and sharks. An interesting feature of the lake are the floating islands. Uros Indians inhabit these places for hundreds of years. Getting to know their way of life and culture is the goal of many travelers. A visit to the amazing floating islands can be a real journey into the past.
Uros Indians began to build artificial islands on the lake in the prehistoric era, during the war against the Incas. Hostile Inca drove them from the land. Eventually, Uros adapted to the harsh life and came to a quite successful and comfortable existence. Even now, they don’t agree to change their place to another environment. Indians built amazing islands of dried reeds; that’s also the main building material in the construction of houses.
As many hundreds of years ago, the main activities of aborigines are hunting and fishing. Surprisingly, in such harsh conditions, they are engaged in some simple forms of agriculture. Many islands of Uros Indians are available for tourists to visit. However, not that many travelers manage to get to the most remote and authentic islands. This can be done only if accompanied by an experienced guide. An acquaintance with craft traditions of the indigenous inhabitants of Lake Titicaca will be incredibly amazing. Next - Chefchaouen
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