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Kuelap, Peru

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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  • We love to enjoy the beauty of this place, everything is well organized, all us annoying is that caregivers of the place were long time behind one without kindness and did not let or sit down and enjoy the scenery.
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  • A marvelous place to visit with a guide to explain both the ancient and recent history of the site. It has an aura that will linger long after you have departed. Building started in ?800 AD and contin...  read more »
  • The beauty of the place that creates this defensive site that accompanies the height of the mountain like a geological stratum forces admiration; the readability of the remains makes it exciting to visit; Finally bromeliads vegetation makes superb color and delicious shadows walk while we study the buildings, organizations, decorations of Kuelap. This site is one of the huge archaeological pleasures of the Peru.
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  • A few people have compared this to Machu Pichu, but this is odd and inaccurate, these ruins should be approached on their own merit. That said, I can't fully recommend heading this far into the highlands just to visit this site - it is certainly interesting, quiet and something different, not an essential visit on a travel schedule though.
  • Fortress created by an ancient civilization of which remained little information. Visit interesting but challenging, because far from other interesting sites (requires overnight accommodation in Chachapoyas) and the hill that gives a bit of soroche.
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  • History tells
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  • A beautiful experience, interesting history of a pre-Inca culture and its majestic city with an overwhelming landscape
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  • Kuelp, great strength for its location, height and strength... Very impressive because it is built so that the sun shines to fall afternoon. This Citadel is built my way seems to be strategic for refuge or combat.
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