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... first level are numerous round housing ruins and trees covered in bromeliads which gives an indication of the high altitude growth. The views are spectacular with 360 degree views around us . No wonder the Incas chose this site. We toured the upper levels where temples and burial sites were uncovered and a grand temle considered to be an observatory. As always taking photos never seem to convey the reality of a massive site up in the clouds on the top of a very high ...
... transports are fully booked. Our first hostel choice was booked but down the road a bit Wayne searched and found a room with bathroom although facing the busy road. No complaints as we're grateful to even get a room. We will stay 4 nights before we try to head towards Bolivia where we really want to travel more of having seen many parts of Peru from Lima south and east in 2009. it is 3pm when we book in and we do a quick ...
... remarkable Chachapoyan elegance was much the more impressive and unusual. We also saw the burial grounds (though many Chachapoyans were actually entombed between the stones in the city walls!), municipal buildings (including guinea pig runs!) and places of worship. One thing that made the site feel all the more authentic, original and remarkable, particularly compared to its Incan counterparts, was the overgrown jungle that still covers much of ...
... the Spanish arrived the Chachapoyans, believing they were gods, helped them to defeat the Incans. The city was constructed around 900-1100AD, and contains over 400 circular dwellings, housing over 3500 people at its peak, and was never completed. The impressive temple is an interesting design, with outwards-leaning walls and a wine-bottle shaped hollow within it. A number of animal and human remains, along with pottery, gems and so on, were found within this hollow. We ...
... 8211; niches were
built into the walls for candles or equivalent.
There are a few very odd site features, the standout being
the inverted cone building with a bulbous bottle chamber within in which were
found bones & offerings. Other bones were interred in some of the walls
& are still visible.
Considering was started in 500ad and took nearly 1000 years
to complete and shows very few signs of Inca influence, just a couple of ...