Cusco
Peru
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Churches and Cathedrals
南美当地向导YolandaReceiving tourists to the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman is a former Inca mountain fortress, located in the northern suburbs of the ancient Inca capital Cusco. This strong "fortress" made of huge stones sits on a steep hillside overlooking the city and offers a wide view of the southeast valley. In 1983, Cusco and Sacsayhuaman were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today this ancient fortress is the grand stage of the annual Inca festivals-Inti Raymi and Warachikuy. The average altitude of the local area is 3400m. It is recommended that tourists just come to drink some local Ku Ke tea to ease, and move forward slowly. Welcome to Peru to travel and experience the mysterious Inca culture!
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Square
Wonder_GirlThis place is lively and Beautiful. Its Historic Center of Cusco and people roam around till early Morning. I was there on Halloween Night and Peru celebrates it serioisly. Till Morning 5 everyone was up and celebrating it in Plaza De Armas. All the main Functions/Ceremonies happens here. Like Military walk.
4.3/5
20 Reviews
Historical Site
pan***heThe Temple of the Sun, a famous attraction in the ancient city of Cusco in Peru, we went to lunch at noon, but the house was closed at noon, so we went for lunch. After the meal, the Sun Temple opened. After all, it was a big attraction. After buying a ticket, I queued up. After buying a ticket, I followed the free map to transfer. The inside is not big, there are a lot of tourists, and there is a brief introduction on the map. According to the picture, I saw it with gusto. I only hate that some scenic spots are really not found or can't be understood. The photo effect of this scenic spot is very good, especially when the sun shines on the corridor, it forms spotted shadows, which appear to be scattered.
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60 Reviews
Historical Site
chinadesk1As soon as you arrive in Cusco, you will visit the Temple of the Sun (QORIKANCHA). The entrance fee is 15 pesos (1 peso = 2RMB). This is a must-see attraction for a group tour. There are a lot of tourists in the Sun Temple. The tour guide is waving a small flag, but it is very quiet. Tourists use headphones to listen to the explanation. In the Inca era, Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and was considered the center of the world. This temple of the sun is supreme. In the agricultural era, people pray that the sun god will never disappear. At the Machu Picchu site, there are also stone carvings intended to tie the sun. So far, every year on the winter solstice in South America in June, a grand ceremony to worship the sun god is held. The Temple of the Sun in Cusco is now a ruin, with only part of the outer wall in ruins. The stone wall we saw was made of large, smooth and flat boulders that were irregular but like building blocks. The concave and convex surfaces of the stone occluded tightly without any gaps, showing the design, wisdom and superb skills of craftsmen in the Inca era. According to historical records, the temple of the sun built in the Inca era, the megalithic building, and the outer gold foil wrapped, in addition to enshrining the sun god, there are also moon, stars, rainbow and thunder god, called the golden temple or golden garden. The Spanish colonists invaded, the gold leaf was plundered, and the sun temple was transformed into a monastery. Now you can see some replicas of the old furnishings in the Temple of the Sun, many of which are religious paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. The garden outside the Sun Temple building is full of mystery, which makes people fascinate and admire the Inca culture.
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Natural Site
谁说我不是善男信女Machu Picchu, known as the "Lost City" of the Inca Empire, is 120 kilometers from the then capital of Cusco, on a steep and narrow ridge between the most inaccessible peaks of the Andes and the peaks of youth, at 2,400 meters above sea level. Machu Picchu was founded around 1440 by Inca ruler Pachacutti and was inhabited by the Spanish Conquest of Peru in 1532. It was only discovered by American historians in 1911 that it attracted world attention.
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Churches and Cathedrals
Historical Site
chinadesk1When you come to the Plaza of Arms in the ancient city, the most conspicuous is the Catedral Del Cuzco. Brick-red buildings, high bell towers, and majestic crosses, you need to walk up the steps to reach the entrance. The wall above the doorway has fine carvings. This church looks similar to European churches, but is large in size, and there are small churches next to and behind the main building. The three door openings on the front are dark green, and the cathedral side is a building with arcades, decorated in Spanish style. When we went, the entrance was by the side door, and the ticket was 25 pesos (1 peso = 2RMB). There seemed to be a religious group visiting that day, and the staff were very strict and it was strictly forbidden to take pictures. Like most churches, it is quiet and believers pray together. Large religious oil paintings on the walls tell doctrinal and historical stories. Sculptures of religious figures stand, and some ancient religious articles are also displayed. The stone floor of the church is sharply polished, and every detail shows its ancient and vicissitudes. Sit in the church for a while, gaze at the high altar and feel the religious mystery. According to the information, the Plaza of Arms was the most important political, economic and military center of the Inca Empire. Now the metal statue of Inca King Pachacuti still holds a scepter overlooking the former glory of the Plaza of Arms. People are relaxing and chatting in the square, and they can also see women and girls wearing traditional Inca costumes, and some even lead cute llamas to sell the first corn planted by the Incas. Although the temperature is high, the sun is scorching, and tourists are bustling with excitement, exploring the past and present of this splendid Inca cultural birthplace. The World Heritage Assessment Committee’s comment on Cusco is that the ancient city of Cusco is located in the Andes Mountains of Peru and developed into a complex city center under the Inca ruler Pachacuti, with unique religious and administrative functions. The ancient city is surrounded by clearly visible agricultural, handicraft and industrial areas.

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