Ollantaytambo near the train station
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Ollantaytambo near the train station

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This is the road that leads to the train station in Ollantaytambo.  We had time to burn before our train arrived, so I took this panorama. . .

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A: Ollantaytambo

por Rolf Ris, 590 metros de distancia

Ollantaytambo

B: Ollantaytambo, in the ruins themselves

por Joe Griffin, 600 metros de distancia

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

Ollantaytambo, in the ruins themselves

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

por Joe Griffin, 620 metros de distancia

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!

D: Ollantaytambo

por David Mendoza, 640 metros de distancia

Ollantaytambo

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por Sidnei José Romano, 640 metros de distancia

F: Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Peru

por Sidnei José Romano, 640 metros de distancia

Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Peru

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por Sidnei José Romano, 650 metros de distancia

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

H: Ollantaytambo Panorama

por Phillip Simpson, 670 metros de distancia

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

Ollantaytambo Panorama

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

por Joe Griffin, 720 metros de distancia

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: Ollantaytambo at night

por Joe Griffin, 770 metros de distancia

This is the street outside our hostel in Ollantaytambo at night.  We were right across from a little ...

Ollantaytambo at night

Este panorama fue tomado en Peru, South America

Esta es una vista general de 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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