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Sillustani, Puno

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Pay tribute to the long-fallen warriors of the Colla community at Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground perched on the shores of Lake Umayo. A series of funerary towers, some of which are up 12 m (39 ft) high, held the remains of Colla nobles, their families, and plenty of food and possessions to keep them comfortable in the afterlife. Admire the artisanship behind these impressive towers, which have stood since the 15th century. Take a guided tour to fully appreciate the significance of the area, as you'll struggle to find signposted information nearby. To visit Sillustani and other attractions in Puno, use our Puno trip itinerary planning site .
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  • It is a small village... cute... Take it easy.. majestic ruins. We are told that can be experiential tourism. There are many handicrafts for purchase. There is a payment of income of S /. 15 soles x adult Peruvian tourist. I am unaware if the rate is the same for foreign tourists.
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  • As I've said in my other views, the altitude of 3800 m makes a bit heavy walk but this place of all forms must know it, the chulpas of sillustani teaches us how ancient civilizations did worship the dead and how buried them very very inter esante.
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  • Will get it the best cover photo reaching the chulpas, it is worthwhile to reach the top. Take coca tea for the road!
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  • Interesting sight. Easy to get to from the parking spot. Beautiful views
  • Nice site, but not be sure it's worth 5 dollars they all fit entry
  • Fascinating area. An enormous collection of tombs, mostly pre-inca. Relatively easy walk if done gently (you are very high above sea-level). There are toilets, a cafe and the usual stalls, but these are all in a separate area.
  • Ancient burial site. We visited this place on May 2017. Very interesting, well preserved ruins, great views.
  • Good trekking, amazing view.

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