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Peru
Sacred Valley
Puka Pukara
 A stone window.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Puka Pukara
 The fortress is set in mountainous terrain.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 Qenko overlooks Cuzco.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 Qenko is a sacrificial site.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 The site is based around a series of limestone outcrops which have been carved.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 The rocks are linked by narrow passages.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 A series of altars.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 The ceremonial area is flat with steps, seats and circular holes.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 Qenko means "zig zag".
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 The zigzag channels were to carry away blood.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Sacsayhuaman is a huge fortress near Cuzco.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The fortress has three walls, 360m long with 22 zigzags.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The walls are made of the largest stones in the Sacred Valley.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Only 20% of the site remains after the Spanish tore most of it down.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 One of the 22 points in the zig zag walls.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The Spanish defeated puppet king, Manco Inca, at this fortress in 1536.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Over 5000 Inca warriors lived here.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The tripple walls.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 View of the zig zagging walls.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The heaviest stone at Sacsayhuaman is 130 tonns.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 A smooth rock that has been carved with steps and thrones.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The Altars of the Sun.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Detail of the rock carved altar.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Rock carved throne.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Circular water tank used for ceremonial ablutions.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Priests' quarters.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 Pikillacta is a Huari outpost built around 1100.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 The Huari were Peru's first expansionist empire flourishing between 500 and 1100.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 Huari stonework is more primative than that of the Incas.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 A series of stone terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 View from the agricultural terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 Stepped walkway through the religious and residential centre.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 The site contains over 700 buildings.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
Rumicola
 Rumicola is a Huari wall rebuilt by the Incas.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
Rumicola
 The Inca gateway.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
Rumicola
 The Inca stone work was added 300 years after the Huari wall.
Peru
Sacred Valley
 Agricultural land near Pikillacta.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 Pisallacta sits on top of a series of Inca terraces above Pisac.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 A paved Inca road climbs the hill.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 An Inca gateway.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 Spectacular view of Pisallacta.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 Intihuatana is the temple complex set on a spur.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 The superb stonework of the temple.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 Detail of the temple stonework.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 The Sun Temple is a circular building built over a rock.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 Pisac Fortress overlooks steep terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 An Inca gateway.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 Stonework on battlements.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 The Inca pathway to the fortress passes through a tunnel.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 View of the fortress near the top of the valley ridge.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 Inca houses in the residential part of the fortress.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 View of Inca terraces high up in the valley.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 View of Pisillacta from the fortress.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Chinchero
 The village is at 3762m and is built on the site of an Inca settlement.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
 Inca building with thatched roof.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
 Restored Inca house.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 Overlooking the village is a huge Inca fortress.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The fortress is guarded by steep terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 Trapezium shaped niches in the walls.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The top of the fortress is high above the valley floor.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 Observation points on a cliff.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The fortress ruins.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 Inca stonework on the terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The baracks area.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The walls of the temple.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 A calendar. The markings were used for astronomical observations.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The fortress dates from the mid 15th century.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 Remains of the Inca settlement from the fortress.
Peru
Inca Trail
Qoriwayrachina
 Inca terracing.
Peru
Inca Trail
Llactapata
 Llactapata ("town on a hill") is an Inca ruin at 2550m.
Peru
Inca Trail
Paqaymayu Valley
 Runku Raqay (3800m) is an Inca post for controlling pilgrims.
Peru
Inca Trail
Paqaymayu Valley
 An Inca road forms part of the trail.
Peru
Inca Trail
Paqaymayu Valley
 An Inca house, one of the many Inca ruins along the trail.
Peru
Inca Trail
Sayaq Marka
 Sayaq Marka is on the slopes of the valley.
Peru
Inca Trail
Sayaq Marka
 Sayaq Marka is at 3728m.
Peru
Inca Trail
Sayaq Marka
 The site covers a large area.
Peru
Inca Trail
Sayaq Marka
 Sayaq Marka was a pilgrim rest stop.
Peru
Inca Trail
Sayaq Marka
 Inca staircase.
Peru
Inca Trail
Sayaq Marka
 Inca tunnel above Sayaq Marka.
Peru
Inca Trail
Phuyupatamarka
 Phuyupatamarka is an Inca ceremonial centre at 3627m.
Peru
Inca Trail
Phuyupatamarka
 The site features a series of fountains.
Peru
Inca Trail
Phuyupatamarka
 Curved walls.
Peru
Inca Trail
Phuyupatamarka
 A walled enclosure.
Peru
Inca Trail
Phuyupatamarka
 The site is on a slope.
Peru
Inca Trail
Urubamba River
 A pligrim rest halt.
Peru
Inca Trail
Urubamba River
Winay Wayna
 Winay Wayna (2700m) is an Inca pilgrims' rest.
Peru
Inca Trail
Urubamba River
Winay Wayna
 Buildings on the slope.
Peru
Inca Trail
Urubamba River
 Forested slopes of the valley.
Peru
Inca Trail
Urubamba River
 Inti Punku (the Gateway of the Sun) at 2750m marks the end of the Inca Trail.
Peru
Inca Trail
Urubamba River
 View of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 Machu Picchu (2460m) is a piligrimage city constructed around 1450.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 Ceremonial buildings and plazas.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 Machu Picchu is set in front of the peak, Huayna Picchu, 300m higher.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 Residential and industrial areas.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 The site was abandoned before the arrival of the Spanish and rediscovered in 1911.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 Terraces lead up to a plateau above the city.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 Funerary rock used to mummify bodies.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 The hut of the caretaker of the Funerary Rock.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 The walls of the Ceremonial area.
Peru
Machu Picchu
 Walled enclosure in the ceremonial area.

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