Choquequirao Travel Guide

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Choquequirao Overview

Choquequirao (Southern Quechua: Chuqi K'iraw, "Cradle of Gold" or Choqek'iraw) is a ruined Inca city in south Peru, similar in structure and architecture to Machu Picchu.

The ruins are buildings and terraces at levels above and below Sunch'u Pata, the truncated hill top. The hilltop was anciently leveled and ringed with stones to create a 30 by 50 m platform.

Choquequirao (3,050 m) is reached by a two-day hike from outside Cusco.

The complex is 1,800 hectares, and only 30–40% is excavated!!

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