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Incan Salt Pans at Maras, Cusco
Peru

Hundreds of salt pans sparkle under the mid-day sun in stark contrast to the arid valley in which this spectacular Incan attraction is located.

An underground hot stream at the head of the valley has since ancient times been harvested for its salt and locals nowadys apply to the co-operative for a plot to carry on this traditional practice.

A 30 minute up-hill hike across the river Rio Urubamba at the little township of Tarabamba will bring one afoot this wonderful landscape.

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Uploaded: 10/11/2012
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Tags: salinas; maras; sacred valley; cusco; inca; peru
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