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Sillustani, Puno

4.6
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Puno
#Cemetery, #Ruin, #Must See
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 great place where you can see a spectacular sunset a beautiful place to visit. The umayo Lake is like a mirror and has a reserve where you can see vicuñas. I recommend it to leap in sillustani
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  • The place has an amazing energy, you feel the wonder of the place and the view you have from the top is wonderful. Small walk you have to really do is worthwhile.
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  • The cylindrical tombs are the draw here, but we enjoyed seeing the beautiful scenery as much as the tombs.  more »
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  • Breathtaking views! Nice people. Be sure not to damage it. Take a sweater and comfortable pants and shoes.
  • I liked this places but it's very high. It's not for the faint hearted. It's 13.000 above sea level. Take lots of water with you. And altitude sickness can kick in .but views are good and the history is interesting. On your way up there a stalls were you can buy souvenirs.
  • Interesting sight. Easy to get to from the parking spot. Beautiful views
  • Great place, walk slowly, high altitude
  • Nice site, but not be sure it's worth 5 dollars they all fit entry
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