Another Inca ruin and signs would be helpful here as in other ruins. The views were very pretty. As in all ruins the women selling crafts are there, which can be a little off putting
On the route from Cuzco to Puno, our bus tour group stopped off in Pukara. Our enthusiastic guide took us to this terraced pyramid which is little hard to make out. But with proper explanation, the story comes to life. There is even a tunnel which you can take to get a little bit of feel for the life around... 更多
One of the stops in our package tour. Very interesting! It was fun exploring the grounds. Just across the road from Tambomachay ruins.
A little further out of Cusco than Saqsaywaman, is the site of the fort on the old Inca trail. We found it very useful to have a guide to explain the history to the site. You can catch the bus to Pisac in order to get to the Tambomachay site and walk the short distance up the road to this... 更多
Like Q'enko or Sacsayhuaman...it's likely to be part of a group...it's not terribly notable or interesting and if it was 10 miles from the city, would never be anything anyone would ever go to.
It means red fortress. Unlike other Inca structures, this one is built from irregular shaped stones. It is a simple site and there isn't much to see. It is ok to stop briefly if you are on your way to Tambomachay.
A part of the city tour covering the four famous sites closest to Cusco, Puka Pukara stands out for its amazing views over the valley. On a clear day you can also catch a glimpse of Ausangate, a beautiful snowy peak that watches over the valley.
This site, a few miles outside Cusco, offers great views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. The ruins are not all that impressive, but it is located just across the street from Tambomachay and is great as part of the 4 ruins tour from Cusco.
We stopped here as part of a tour from MP (Ollantaytambo) to our hotel in Cusco. I believe that these were the highest elevation of any of the Inca ruins, and it was significantly harder to breath here than it was at MP. If you miss this, you will be fine IMHO.