Inti Raymi Festival – Peru

Each year on June 24 (winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) Cusco celebrates the Inca Festival of the Sun (Inti Raymi). The Inti Raymi was established in 1430 and lasted until 1572 when the Spanish prohibited it as they considered it a pagan ceremony but it continued to be celebrated secretly. In 1944, the festivity…

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Marsa Salt Ponds – Peru

The Marsa Salt Ponds are located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas near the city of Cusco, Peru. The salt ponds were built between 200 and 900AD which pre-dates the Incas Civilization. The salt ponds are located at an elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level in the Andes Mountains which is an unusual…

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