Peru is a beautiful and rich country when it comes to cultural heritage. This country is well known and as the cradle of the Inca Empire, with the capital of Machu Picchu. Peru is the world’s number two fishing nation, being surpassed only by China. Besides that, this country is the world’s largest exporter of Asparagus, with 115.000 metric tons in 2012. Many beautiful attractions can be found in this country and Peru is also famous as the surfers’ paradise. Chicama is home to the world’s longest left-handed wave of about 4 km long. Two-thirds of this amazing country is covered by the Amazon Rain Forest. Here are a few beautiful attractions to visit in Peru:
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Colca Canyon is probably the deepest canyon in the world with about 1 km from cliff-edge to river bottom. This canyon was formed by a massive geological fault between the two gigantic volcanoes of Ampato and Coropuna. Colca Canyon is one of Peru’s major attractions and is also home to a few traditional Indian Villages.
The Lines of Nazca
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These figures come in two types: geoglyps and biomorphs. Situated in an arid coastal area of Peru, this place covers almost 170 square miles. The lines are scratched on the ground and depict several creatures or animals, such as hummingbird, spider, lizard, monkey, a killer whale and a pelican. Also illustrated are geometric motifs, for example triangles, rectangles or spirals. These lines date back to the time between 200 BC and 500 AD. The Nazca people were an ancient prehistoric culture who managed to use engineering techniques to bring underground water to the surface for irrigation. This is one of the theories regarding the meaning of the lines.
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There is no doubt in the fact that Machu Picchu is the main attraction in Peru. Here you can find real evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its achievement and power. The ruins of Machu Picchu are probably the most wonderful and enigmatic ancient sites on the globe. When you are in Peru you must visit this interesting and amazing place.
Peru has several interesting attractions that are worth visiting. A funny and interesting fact is that Peru is the only country whose name can be typed on a single row of a normal keyboard. What is your opinion about the Lines of Nazca?
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