Choquequirao


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Choquequirao

[Quechua,=cradle of gold], IncaInca
, pre-Columbian empire, W South America. The name Inca may specifically refer to the emperor, but is generally used to mean the empire or the people. Extent and Organization of the Empire
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 site in Peru, about 95 mi (155 km) W of Cuzco. Lying at 9,950 ft (3,030 m), in the spurs of the Salkantay mountain range above the Apurímac River, it is similar in style and function to the better-known Machu PicchuMachu Picchu
, Inca site in Peru, about 50 mi (80 km) NW of Cuzco. It is perched high upon a rock in a narrow saddle between two sharp mountain peaks and overlooks the Urubamba River 2,000 ft (600 m) below.
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, some 30 mi (50 km) to the east. It was built by Topa Inca, or Tupac Yupanqui (reigned 1471–93), the son of Pachacuti Yupanqui, who built Machu Picchu, and by his son Huayna Capac (reigned 1493–1525). The 4,450 acre (1,800 ha) site includes large terraces for agriculture, a small rectangular temple and other government buildings, living quarters for priests and nobility around the central square, and clusters of smaller buildings for other residents. The flattened hilltop of Sunch'u Pata above the plaza was used for religious ceremonies.

The Spaniard Juan Arias Díaz was the first European to visit the site, in 1710. Other explorers rediscovered and mapped the site, but it was not until Hiram BinghamBingham, Hiram,
1875–1956, American archaeologist, historian, and statesman, b. Honolulu; son of Hiram Bingham (1831–1908). He was educated at Yale (B.A., 1898), the Univ. of California (M.A., 1900), and Harvard (M.A., 1901; Ph.D.
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, the discoverer of Machu Picchu, visited in 1909, that Choquequirao gained wider attention. Excavations at the site were begun in the 1970s, and restoration started in 1993.

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Previously, the head of state overflew the area where the cable car of the Choquequirao Archaeological Park (Cusco) will be built, and verified the state of conservation of this tourist and cultural area.
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In December 2014-January 2015 issue, periodical ranked India's Hyderabad at second position on the list, which included cities Zermatt in Switzerland, National Mall in Washington DC, Corsica, Choquequirao in Peru, Sark in Channel Islands, Koyasan in Japan, Oklahoma City, and Maramures in Romania.
Some of the company's many trips include: the less traveled Salkantay route (bit.ly/BambaSalkantay), the Choquequirao Trek (bit.ly/BambaChoquequirao) along the Apurimac Canyon, Lares Trek (ow.ly/nEVis), Inca Trail trek (ow.ly/nEVld), and its Machu Picchu Jungle Adventure (ow.ly/nEVnJ), which includes biking and rafting.
One of the main projects is to take place between the regions of Apurimac and Cuzco near the Inca ruins of Choquequirao. The project will cost USD46.8m, and the line will extend for 5.1 kilometres, also benefiting 70,000 local residents.
This is the charm of Choquequirao, a ruined Inca city in south Peru that's the same size as its more famous sister but receives 99 percent fewer tourists.
On his way home via Peru, a local prefect convinced Bingham to visit the pre-Columbian city of Choquequirao, a city which was at the time widely regarded by scholars as the last Inca capital of South America.
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Gori Echevarria y Zenobio Valencia, arqueologos invitados, presentan el tema de <<Las llamas de Choquequirao, arte imperial cusqueno en roca del siglo XV>>.
Even though there is a quota system now in place for the Inca Trail, Rowley encourages customers to go on the alternative trek to Machu Picchu from the Inca fortress at Choquequirao; while instead of climbing Kilimanjaro, he encourages trekkers to choose Mount Kenya; and on Mount Everest, he suggests a different route, crossing Renjo La to the lakes at Gokyo.
Tenemos un potencial turistico muy grande debido entre otros, a los nuevos descubrimientos arqueologicos, tales como, la ciudad de Caral, el Senor de Sipan, Choquequirao, El Brujo y otros, son presentados al mundo, analizados a partir de patrones y esquemas interpretativos, que no corresponden a la realidad cultural del mundo andino.