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Tipon, Cusco

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Admire the sophistication of Incan engineering when you travel to Tipon. The ancient civilization once used this temple complex to worship water, the element of central importance to their culture. Some also postulate that it served as a park and for irrigation purposes. Terraces, fountains, and aqueducts run throughout the complex with water still flowing through most of them, imparting a serene atmosphere. Take the Inca trails around the complex to get a good look at the structure. The attraction doesn't tend to get crowded, so you can enjoy your visit at your own pace. Put Tipon on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cusco driving holiday planner.
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  • I recommend to all who interested in quechua technology that visit this place as been fascinated very apart which is a good site decanzo was and to take pictures and the place is not far from a zoo that has pumas COUGARS also sold cuy very close
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  • For "water engineering geeks" this is a kid of mecca -- possibly the finest example of pre-Columbian water engineering in South America. At first glance not so impressive perhaps, once you get your ey...  more »
  • We visited this place on the last day of our Cusco stay, after 4 days of hiking. The serenity of the site was amazing, but to be honest, I found the site to be average compared to the other Inca ruins...  more »

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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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