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Peru sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Lima Every region in Peru is characterized by its unique nature landscape. In this country one will find lifeless desert, snowcapped mountains and dense forests. There are also several interesting historic landmarks here. Visiting them will help travelers know more about rich culture and heritage of Peru and its people.
1. Peru is located in several climate zones. Therefore, the climate is very diverse here. Winter and summer are relative concepts. The costa stretches …
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Cahuachi, a major ceremonial center of the Nazca culture, is an internationally famous archaeological finding. The complex is located in the Nazca Desert. Cahuachi consists of numerous mounds with numerous religious buildings constructed on top of them. According to archaeologists, several thousand years ago Cahuachi was the largest center of pilgrimage in the country. The worldwide famous Nazca Lines are located nearby. Added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Nazca Lines attract scientists from all around the world. They try to solve the mystery of creation and purpose of the geoglyphs.
Huilcahuain Temple is a beautiful example of ancient architecture. The complex of temples was constructed in the 10th century and is conditionally divided into two levels. No kind of glue was used to keep the giant stones together, so it's a true miracle that the temple was not damaged during several devastating earthquakes. Inner premises of the temple consist of a complicated system of rooms and underground pathways, and from the outside the walls are decorated with big drawings of animals and birds. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Peru is hardly a great place for a beach holiday. This direction is not too advanced here. This is because the ocean is quite cold off the coast due …
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Palacio de Torre Tagle is one of the most famous landmarks of the medieval period. The palace was built in the beginning of the 17th century and is considered an amazing example of the baroque style. The palace charms visitors with its elegant design and skillfully selected furnishing. The ground floor of the building is the location of a giant hall that has become a traditional venue for various important events and governmental meetings. Excursions to Raqchi region are traditionally very popular with tourists. During the Incan period a big city was located here, but now tourists can mostly see the ruins and several buildings - a big temple dedicated to Viracocha and several houses. There is a big man-made water reserve near the temple, and the purpose of this reserve is still a mystery.
Lima When it comes to describing religious landmarks of Peru, it's simply impossible to fail to mention the Temple of the Moon, which has become internationally famous because of beautiful frescoes that are used to decorate halls of the temple. The facade is also decorated with drawings depicting ancient gods, patrons of earth and fertility. The inner yard of the temple is no less interesting as tourists will find several religious facilities there. Many centuries ago they were used for sacrificial ceremonies.
Peru is not the best place to shop. But there are many interesting handicrafts here. They are absolutely unique. Indigenous peoples have spent …
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History and Entertainment

Peru can be called one of the most mysterious countries in the world because of the amazing heritage of ancient civilizations. Besides enigmatic constructions built by ancient civilizations, the country is also notable for its unique national parks. The most famous natural reserve is Pisac located in the beautiful high-mountain area. Besides enchanting landscapes, the park is notable for prehistoric structures built by the Incas thousands of years ago and surviving to this day.
On the Pacific coast, there is the National Park of Costa. Its main values are picturesque beaches. Now, most of them are accessible to tourists. At the coast, a lot of interesting historical sites are located. This region is also notable for its tourist infrastructure that is kept to a minimum here. This lets save the pristine beauty of the coastal area.
The people of Peru love holidays and celebrate them on a grand scale. New Year is traditionally celebrated on January 1. According to the traditions …
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Another special natural site is the reserve of Paracas that covers the entire territory of the namesake peninsula. The main features of the reserve are unique rocks and wonderful beaches. Near the peninsula, there is a range of desert islands. Rare terrestrial and sea animals dwell on the territory of the natural reserve.
Plaza San Martin, Lima There is the reserve of Waskaran in the inaccessible submontane area. When walking along the reserve, you can admire the highest rivers of Peru and marvelous landscapes from the peaks of some mountains. It is more interesting to visit this national reserve in the warm season when you can see rare plants and mountain flowers.
The geography, climate, flora, and fauna of Peru are remarkably diverse. Coastal plains are arid but the climate is humid here. The climate is …
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The Manu National Park is very popular with tourists. Its entire territory is covered with fascinating Amazing jungle. Here, you can see rare animals, birds and insects. Some of the main dwellers of this exotic place are bats. The excursion in the Manu Park will be an unforgettable adventure for those who have long dreamed of walking along exotic jungle. Almost all natural reserves are notable for their archeological and historical sites.
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♥   National Park 'Cordillera Azul' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Cutervo' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu' . On the map   Photos
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♥   Palace 'Palace of Justice' Lima. On the map   Photos
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Famous and uniques places in Peru from our review series

Huacullani rift

From the series “Dangerous Faults and Rifts of Earth Crust”
In Peru, you can find Huacullani rift that was named as the nearby area. The fault is situated not far from the world known Lake Titicaca. Geologists were shocked when they knew about this 3 000-meter rift. The seismologic phenomenon that has happened there is quite mysterious. At once the earth has divided and a huge fault appeared.

When this happened in Huacullani area, there was a local family that wasn’t found until nowadays. That fact that a huge rift is situated on a mild slope fully makes impossible the landslide. And at the time of the rift, the earthquakes weren’t fixed. A large fault in the earth is a geological anomaly.

It is important to know that this phenomenon is quite unique. Several years ago, the same fault was in Bolivia. There were destroyed 45 local houses. … Read all

Fortress Saksayuaman

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
In Peruvian city Cuzco you can find the ancient Fortress Saksayuaman. This place is also covered with mysteries. Today this old bulging is called a ”ceremonial place”. Several facts say that this fortress wasn't built for defense purpose. Massive stones were majorly used as built materials of this complex. On the stones we can see the graves of the treatment. Taking into account the fact that the fortress was built at the time of Inks, it is hard to imagine how the massive stones were treated and even more – transported.

The fortress is an intricate complex of buildings. It has a great number of inner obstructions of different forms and sizes. The historians suppose that originally this complex was built as a ceremonial place and was devoted to the heliolatry. The building is … Read all

Machu Picchu Citadel

From the series “Famous Unesco Sites in South America”
Of course, one of the most recognized and visited tourist attractions of the South American continent is Machu Picchu. The ancient city of the Incas is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. A lot of unsolved mysteries are associated with it. The main mystery lies in the mysterious disappearance of locals who, according to available evidence, left their hometown literally overnight. The town lost in the Peruvian mountains has being empty for three hundred years. Its ruins were discovered accidentally.

There are no written evidences of the existence of the ancient city. Even in the colonial era, no one knew about this city. The site was found only in the early 20th century. During the time of the Incas, Machu Picchu was an impregnable fortress town, whose territory embraced more … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Peru

Cusco
According to local legends, Manco Cápac, the founder of the Inca civilization in Cusco, established the beautiful city. He came to this region from the Lake Titicaca region. The city’s territory was conventionally divided into four quarters, each of which had its own head. Rulers of each of the quarters had to be their residents and were obliged to build a palace in the quarter that they were responsible for. Their successors were not allowed to live in the already built palaces. They had … Read more
Arequipa
First settlers appeared in the territory of modern Arequipa in the 6th-7th centuries BC. The Incas found the region attractive in the 15th century, and so Arequipa became a part of their territory. August 15, 1540, is the birthdate of the modern city of Arequipa. This region got the name “white city” because almost all buildings were made from white stones. Despite the fact that the old city was almost completely destroyed, it was rebuilt from a scratch. That is why Arequipa is a charming … Read more
Lima
A striking example of a typical colonial architecture is Casa Aliaga. This is one of the most famous villas in the city. It was built in the 15th century and since the time of its foundation to the present day, belongs to one family. In this villa, there are a lot of old decoration elements and almost all of its rooms are accessible for tourists to visit. There are interesting excursions, during which you can see ancient works of art, furniture of colonial times and other interesting antiques. … Read more

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