Ollantaytambo inca site

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Ollantaytambo
At the end of our way through the sacred valley before heading off to the start point of the classic inca trail, we headed to Ollantaytambo to see whats 1 of the largest archeological sites in peru. The whole thing is supposedly constructed so that on the summer solstice, the sun shines directly through a hole in the mountain besides it and directly onto a particular stone (was probably a sacrifical stone, but i can't really remember.) Here as with most other sites around cusco, the sacred valley, and the inca trail (probably all of peru) they always believe that something is done to worship either the condor, the snake or the puma, so we were shown pictures of how they shapes were apparent in almost everything, lets just say you need a vivid imagination to see how they would've planned this, especially as most of them only take shape when seen from above. Having said that how they managed to manouvre and shape some of the huge rocks without any modern equipment is a testimony to their ingenuity. The local guides are very proud and enthusiastic about these sites, and try to give you as much informarion as they can, but i found my mind began to wonder about how they actually created these amazing places in the middle of the mountains. It really is mind boggling to think how they managed to do it in such a relatively short space of time, around 100 years i think.
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Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo
ollantaytambo close up
ollantaytambo close up
the level of finish is amazing to …
the level of finish is amazing to…
the sheer size of the rocks are in…
the sheer size of the rocks are i…
more sculpted rock
more sculpted rock
Ollantaytambo
photo by: lrecht