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miraflores ditrict: this is the most exclusive district in lima, located in the south. walking in this area gives you the idea to be in another city if compared with the historic centre

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city centre (historic centre of lima), known as the “ciudad de los reyes” (city of kings). in 1988, unesco declared it world heritage site for its originality and high concentration of historic monuments constructed in the time of spanish presence

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huacachina is a village in southwestern peru, built around a small oasis surrounded by sand dunes. it is located 5 km far from ica

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cerro blanco is the highest sand dune in the world: 2.078 mt above sea level (1.176 mt from base to summit)

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arequipa is located in peru's southwest region at 2.334 mt above sea level. it has over 784,000 residents and the main language is spanish with a few dialects from the surrounding areas. arequipa is the second largest city in peru and the most important of the andean region. it is know as the la ciudad blanca (the white city) because of its many beautiful buildings made of silar (volcanic stone) and ashlar (petrified volcanic ash), both of which come from the nearby chachani volcano.

arequipa is nestled between the sea and the mountains in the foothills of three volcanoes (chachani, pichu pichu and misti)29

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yanahura district (on the background el misti volcan)

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santa catalina monastery: the convent of santa catalina de siena was built in 1579 and is located in the historical center of arequipa. it served as a cloister for dominican nuns from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and still houses a small religious community today. the complex, which stretches over 20,000 square meters, is built from volcanic sillar stone and is organized into cloisters, living quarters, a plaza, a gallery, and a chape

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laguna de salinas (4.300 mt asl)

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laguna de salinas. alpaca is a south america camelid species

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colca valley

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abra patatampa (4.910 mt asl). it is a high mountain pass located in the caylloma province in the arequipa region. probably it’s the highest paved pass in the americas

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chivay village. it is a village in the colca valley, capital of the caylloma province in the arequipa region. Located at about 3.600 mt above sea level, it lies upstream of the renowned colca canyon. it has a central town square and an active market

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yanque village. the people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of quenchua descent

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it is located at the edge of lake Titicaca, the world's highest commercially navigable lake, at 3,860 m above sea level, on the peruvian altiplano. puno is an important agricultural and livestock region of peru; particularly of south american camelids (llamas and alpacas) which graze on its immense plateaus and plains

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puno's cathedral

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casa del corregidor. this 17th-century house is one of puno's oldest residences

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taquile is an island on the peruvian side of lake titicaca. about 2.200 people live on the island. the highest point of the island is 4.050 mt above sea level. the inhabitants, known as taquileños, speak quechua

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when people meet each other, they share coca leaves as a form of greeting

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ollantaytambo (2.792 mt als) is dominated by two massive inca ruins, it is the best surviving example of inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century

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machu picchu photographed from wayna picchu mointain (2.720 mt asl)

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it is an archaeological site in perù approximately 50 km northwest of cuzco. the site contains unusual inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 mt deep. as with many other inca sites, it also has a sophisticated irrigation system

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salinas de maras: it is located along the slopes of qaqawiñay mountain, at an elevation of 3.380 mt asl in the urumbamba valley. this salt mine is a complex network of nearly 3.000 salt pans, shallow pools that are filled by a hypersaline underground spring. these salt pans are believed to have been developed in pre-Inca times (pre-1430 ad) and today are active hand-harvested by local families during the dry season, may through november. the naturally pink salt gets its beautiful hue from trace elements in the spring water, including calcium, magnesium, silicon, and potassium

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chinchero is one of seven districts of the province urubumba. the people that live in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of quechua descent. quechua is the language which the majority of the population learnt to speak in childhood

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pisac: it is a small village in the sacred valley, situated at the willkanuta river. písac is believed to have been constructed for multiple reasons. it had a quadruple significance: important military outpost, politically and from the administrative point-of-view it was an important center in the area. it is famous for its market

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cuy is a traditional andean dish. alternately called cobayo or conejillo de indias is a guinea pig or cavy. the taste is compared to rabbit. they are called "cuy" for the sound they make cuy, cuy

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the city of cuzco, at 3.400 mt above sea level, is located in a fertile alluvial valley fed by several rivers in the heart of the central peruvian andes of south america. under the rule of inca pachacuteq, in the 15th century, the city was redesigned and remodelled after a pre-Inca occupation process of over 3,000 years, and became the capital of the tawantinsuyu inca empire, which covered much of the south american andes between the 15th and 16th centuries ad. its quechua name, qosqo, means "navel of the world", because the city was the center that controlled a vast network of roads stretching from southern colombia to northern argentina. listed as a unesco world heritage in 1983

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san pedro market, the oldest market in cusco

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