One of my best place in Cusco area, visited all historical, arheological and Inka sites, and this is one of the best, because wheather in Machu Picchu was rainy and cloudy I can say that Tipon was even beter. The energy, story and all site is simply the best.
If you are a civil engineer or interested in technical facts, you should visit. This was constructed at about 12 thousand feet above sea level. Many, many terraces. Aqueducts were used to provide water to all areas. Amazing construction in the valley.
After seeing Macchu Picchu this site provides a different image of Pre-Columbian civilizations. Lacking the impressive buildings this site helps you understand the engineering ability of these supposed primitive people. It is a beautiful site, well maintained, not over-reconstructed, providing an understanding of the building and design techniques before the Spanish arrived.
It is not very far from Cusco, about half an hour by car and they will not regret it, it is a very beautiful and well kept place they told us that there was the Inca with his wives, they charge to enter
How to get there: It's a mess! As with most attractions in Peru, getting here can be quite tricky specially bc no one seems to give the same directions twice. We took a bus (no number, but is blue) that goes down Avenida La Cultura, its extension and its continuation, Avenida Manco Capac. It's a looong way, over 1 hour... 更多
We stopped here on the way out of Cusco and we're glad we did. This could also make a good short 1/2 day trip from town. The terracing is cool but you can see bigger terraces in many other locations. What Tipton does have is a functional irrigation system starting from a natural spring at the top. It's cool to... 更多
This was not on our original itinerary but due to illness and duplication this was offered as an alternative. We are so glad out was. The ruins are of the Water Temple. Our guide was very informative about this site and we were clearly able tho imagine just how the temple would have looked and worked. In fact, the watercolours... 更多