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Ollantaytambo

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A: Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Peru

od Sidnei José Romano, 20 meters away

Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Peru

B:

od Sidnei José Romano, 30 meters away

É um dos mais importantes sítios arqueológicos do Peru. Está situado no distrito de mesmo nome a nord...

C: Ollantaytambo Panorama

od Phillip Simpson, 50 meters away

Ollantaytambo is one of many old Inca cities within a bus trip from Cusco. Due to the length of time ...

Ollantaytambo Panorama

D: Ollantaytambo. On the terraces, in the ruins, overlooking the town!

od Joe Griffin, 70 meters away

Ignoring a couple of problems with the surrounding mountains, I particularly like the view from this ...

Ollantaytambo. On the terraces, in the ruins, overlooking the town!

E: Ollantaytambo

od Rolf Ris, 120 meters away

Ollantaytambo

F:

od Sidnei José Romano, 150 meters away

G: Ollantaytambo, in the ruins themselves

od Joe Griffin, 170 meters away

This was taken from within the Ollantaytambo ruins overlooking the modern town.  These were some of t...

Ollantaytambo, in the ruins themselves

H:

od Sidnei José Romano, 190 meters away

I: Ollantaytambo: View of the ruins from near the museum

od Joe Griffin, 260 meters away

I liked this view of the ruins because it captures nicely the overlay of modern Ollantaytambo on the ...

Ollantaytambo: View of the ruins from near the museum

J: The courtyard in our hostal in Ollantaytambo

od Joe Griffin, 360 meters away

This is the courtyard of our hostal in Ollantaytambo.  From here one can see ruins on the surrounding...

The courtyard in our hostal in Ollantaytambo

This panorama was taken in Peru, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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