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Marvel at Inca farming expertise and ingenuity at the mysterious Moray, the ruins of a farming complex used to cultivate a variety of plants in the Andes. Reminiscent of crop circles, the three depressed circles that form decreasing terraces over one another were in fact created thanks to the dexterity of Inca hands and tools. Seeds farmed here likely made their way through to the empire itself, in order to improve crop yields in difficult Andean conditions. Read up about the processes involved before arriving to enhance your visit with greater understanding. If you're feeling activre, take advantage of a guided mountain bike tour to the site. Take a look at our Maras trip planning website to schedule your visit to Moray and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Each circle comprises a terrace that overlaps another, forming circles which are expanding. It can be of one another through some protruding rocks, perched on the wall. It is possibly an Inca agricultural research center where experiments of crops at different heights, were carried out and can thus simulate up to 20 different types of micro-climates.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The terraces of Moray are another distinctive example of inca engineering and architecture. In these terraces planted and created hundreds of new varieties of corn and potatoes. It is a place that does not require great effort and shows an amazing training different from the of other ruins near Cusco. You can not reach the interior but it offers a very close view. There are three large "circles", the first fully rebuilt and the other two with partial reconstruction. It is worth the visit,
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  • October 1, 2017
    Beautiful and interesting! Worth going if you have time available. Good to go with a guide to know the history of the site.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Awesome! Moray was an Inca lab for agriculture, and each step in the terraces could grow plants in different temperatures. When you walk down the terraces, you can even feel some difference in the temperature. Unless you already know all the history, try hiring a guide to explain everything. The visit becomes much more interesting when you learn what was all of that.
  • August 6, 2017
    It is a remarkable place with a guide that was full of endless knowledge of all the workings and history.
  • February 18, 2017
    Very cool! Definitely worth the walk down into the terraces and over to the terrace that has not been fully restored. It's neat to see the comparison. Our tour guide gave us great explanation of the history. Add Moray to your sightseeing list!
  • July 30, 2017
    Amazing ancient science
  • July 4, 2017
    Beatiful ruins. Great market!

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