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Tiwanaku, La Paz
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Discover the ruins of an ancient empire at Tiwanaku, a pre-Columbian archaeological site. In its heyday, the ruined city served as the seat of the mighty Tiwanaku empire, which ruled swathes of land spanning from Peru's coast, across western Bolivia, and down into northern Chile. Scientifically minded Tiwanaku people used many of the city's structures in their astronomical research and probably positioned their shrines and religious monuments in harmony with the sun's movements. Take a guided tour around the site to fully appreciate its history. Before you head to La Paz, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly La Paz family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that La Paz has to offer, including Tiwanaku.
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  • A little away from mass tourism and without many resources for its reconstruction, partly limited by the Government of Bolivia which is limited to foreign researchers, but interest high
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  • We went at noon and came in an hour and a half, the entrance is about 15 dollars for foreigners, highly recommended to hire a guide to enjoy it to the fullest
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  • A surprising, full of legends, myths and stories site. Divided into several areas, all very desirable less perhaps that of the Museum, if you go with the time just you can jump it, this something old and dilapidated and doesn't have great explanations of the pieces in the collection.
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