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The Chandelier, Paracas
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Try to unravel a mystery that has long stumped historians at The Chandelier. Carved into a sandstone slope around 2,000 years ago, the massive geoglyph depicts a three-armed candelabra, whose significance remains a topic of debate. Some experts believe the symbol to be related to similar iconography found hundreds of miles away in Nazca, although the larger connection between the two places remains a mystery. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands to witness the enigma--you can only see the carving from the water. Plan your visit to The Chandelier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Paracas tour planner.
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  • They are just lines drawn in the sand, but what will be the mystery? Are not ever deleted! Even with the avalanche of sand that are so typical to the town of Paracas, called just that.
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  • It is a place of passage to the Islands crossbows, unfortunately you can not get off and walk out there but the fact that it can see and hear the explanation of its history is charming.
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  • Before going to crossbows, step forced by the candlestick. Interesting and unknown even of those who did, but it is worth seeing it
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