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Top 10 places for travel & vacation in Peru.

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1.Machu Picchu
The ruins of the ancient city of Machu Picchu - the ancient city at an altitude of 2450 m in Peru. UNESCO World Heritage Site. He has the title of a new wonder of the world. Local residents called the city in the clouds. The city was founded in 1440. The city has more than 200 structures: temples, shrines, towers, caves, crosses, stairs, terraces, in the day, the city can visit no more than 800 tourists.
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2.Nazca Desert
Nazca Lines - huge geometric figures on the Nazca plateau in the southern part of Peru. The length of the plateau reaches up to 50 km and up to 7 km wide. Here you can see 30 figures, 700 figures and about 13 000 lines and stripes. Images reach more than 100 m in length. They are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In popular literature and ufology, explanations are popular that stripes in the Nazca desert are designed for orienting and landing alien spaceships (in fact, until the beginning of the 20th century, mankind was incapable of flying).
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3.Lima
Lima - the capital and the largest city of Peru, is located in the valleys of the Chillion, Rimac and Lourin rivers on the Pacific coast. Among the museums of Lima is the National Museum of History; The Museum of the Republic, whose expositions refer to the colonial era and the early period of independence; National Museum of Anthropology and Archeology, which presents a rich collection of works of art of the pre-Columbian period; Museum of the Viceroyalty, preserves samples of furniture, clothing and painting of the colonial period; The Natural History Museum "Javier Prado"; Gallery of modern Peruvian art, where you can see the works of contemporary Peruvian artists.
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4.Cusco
Cusco is a city in the southeast of Peru, near the valley of Urubamba (Sacred Valley) in the Andes, at an altitude of about 3300 m. The city has good infrastructure for tourists, from luxury hotels to hostels. You can find good hotels and restaurants also suitable for any audience, at reasonable prices. It should be noted that in our days Cusco has received two sights highlighting it from a number of other South American cities. One of them - geoglyphs on the slopes of the surrounding mountains, which arose by the forces of the Peruvian army in the middle of the XX century. The second is the statue of Christ - a gift to the city of the second half of the 20th century. It is slightly smaller than its famous predecessor from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, but Cusco is also small. There are also many other museums in Cuzco, including the Machu Picchu Museum.
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5.Arequipa
Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru, located in the southern part of the country. The historic center of the city, with numerous colonial buildings built of white volcanic stone, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Gastronomy in the city is distinguished by a huge variety of dishes, for which Arequipa was proclaimed "The capital of Peruvian cuisine." Popular places among tourists include the monastery of Santa Catalina XVI century, Plaza de Armas and the district of Janauara. Arequipa also serves as a starting point for excursions to the second deepest in the world of the Kolka canyon, hot springs in the vicinity of Chivaya and ascents to the nearby volcanoes of El Misti and Chachani.
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6.Moray
Moray - a city of the Inca Empire Tahuantinsuyu. It is located at a distance of 50 km to the north-east from Cuzco, near the village of Maras. This city was discovered from an airplane in 1932 by the first aerial archaeological expedition led by Robert Shippi and George Johnson, who worked in South America. The name comes from the word Mora (potato food for the nobility and Sapa Inca) or the word Aymorai, which was responsible for the month of May and was the time of the harvest of corn. Now Mora is one of the tourist places of Peru.
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7.Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas (Cusco) - the central square of the city of Cuzco in Peru. It plays an important role in the life of the city from the time when Cuzco was the capital of the Inca Empire, and to this day. Currently, Plaza de Armas is the heart of the historic center of Cusco, around it are all the main tourist attractions, and the associated restaurants, cafes, shops, travel company offices and other similar organizations. On the square you can see both the preserved colonial buildings and the elements of the Inca buildings lying in the foundations of later Spanish buildings. On the square today it is customary to celebrate various holidays, hold free concerts, political rallies and other public events.
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8.Paracas
Paracas National Park - Reserve protects a unique ecosystem in Peru. The park is inhabited by unique bird: gray seagull, Inca Larosterna, grater, black - bellied plovers, red-legged cormorant, Leucocarbo bougainvillii, the Humboldt penguin and flamingo. Also you can find in the waters of fish that live only in this reserve: Etropus extenes, white Toyo, cheetah, Lorna. Mammals are represented by fur seals, sea lions, wolves, bottlenose dolphins. Also in the park grow many orchids and cacti. To the north - west of the Paracas Bay, you can see the huge candelabra shapes according to the type of the Nazca figures. And near the ocean to enjoy the structures of the rocks, which under the action of erosion created a beautiful cathedral.
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9.Huaytapallana
The Huaytapallana mountain range is a mountain massif in the central part of Peru. The massif consists of more than 10 mountains in height over 5000 m. Almost all mountains are covered with glaciers. It is protected as a regional conservation area of ​​Huaytapallana from 2011. The Huaytapallan ridge is 2 hours away by road from the town of Huancayo, on the section of Junin. The point of departure of the expeditions in the cordillera is called Virgen de las Nieves, located at an altitude of 4000 meters. Since that moment there are two routes, after which you can start climbing the snow-covered Huaytapallana. One of the routes reaches a shelter for climbers after a two-hour journey through the lagoons of Karhuach, Kocha Grande and Janahuch. Another, lasting three and a half hours, leads to Laguna Lazo Hantai.
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10.Huayhuash
Cordillera Huayhuash - mountain ridge in the Andes, Peru. It includes six high mountains above 6,000 meters: Yerupajá, Huascaran, Siula Grande, Rondoy, Jirishanca, Chiquián. The second highest mountain range in the world. The flora of the place includes 272 species of plants. The fauna is represented by 61 species of birds and 14 species of mammals. It is considered one of the wildest places in the world due to the difficult access. Popular excursions on 4x4 vehicles, trekking, eco-tourism, climbing.
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