Cradle Of Ancient Empires
In the vast Incan Empire, Peru’s power and gold attracted the Spanish conquistadors who used it to fund their own vast empire in the Americas. As a result, colonial towns like the incredible Cusco were built on Incan foundations, making for a diverse mix of cultures.
Peru has many Incan sites, one of the most famous being the “lost city” of Machu Picchu, whose incredible image is found everywhere from encyclopedias to travel brochures. Peru also has natural gifts as well. A large part of the Amazon rainforest is in its borders and visitors can hike through jungle and trek in the Andes.
This square is surrounded by many churches and wonderful buildings from the Colonial era.
Observe the hive of activity as people go about their business in the city’s central square, an urban meeting place since the time of the Incas.
This was in the high Andes but can be seen in the Plaza de Armas when groups are performing.
As you can see this traditional dress is colourful. It is basically worn in ceremony and performances. Many of the young people won’t wear it. They are becoming Westernised.
Incredible Site one hrs drive from Cusco.
Moray or Muray (Quechua) is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3,500 m (11,500 ft) and just west of the village of Maras.
The range of temperature from the bottom growing area to the top is quite marked. This would have allowed for quite a diverse range of food types to be grown.
This link gives an overall view and is jam packed with information.
All the best folks. cu later. Ray