Temple of the Sun - Cusco - Peru
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Temple of the Sun - Cusco - Peru

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inside the grounds of the Temple of the sun, Cusco, Peru just as the storm clouds are rolling in

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A: Peru, Cusco, Convento de Santo Domingo, Qorikancha, Garden

por Tomás Manta, 10 metros de distancia

Peru, Cusco, Convento de Santo Domingo, Qorikancha, Garden

C: Peru, Cusco, Convento de Santo Domingo, Qorikancha, Passage

por Tomás Manta, 60 metros de distancia

Peru, Cusco, Convento de Santo Domingo, Qorikancha, Passage

D: View from a Balcony in Cuzco

por Joe Griffin, 490 metros de distancia

View from a Balcony in Cuzco

E: Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus - Cusco -Peru

por Sidnei José Romano, 500 metros de distancia

Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus - Cusco -Peru

F: Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

por Arroz Marisco, 510 metros de distancia

The town was preparing for the festival of Inti Rami and the fountain holding the statue of the Inca ...

Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

G: Cathedral de Cusco - Peru

por Sidnei José Romano, 510 metros de distancia

Cathedral de Cusco - Peru

H: 12 Angled Stone Inca Wall

por Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 530 metros de distancia

12 Angled Stone Inca Wall

I: 12 Angled Stone Inca Wall Cusco peru

por Julius Sunpanoramas.com, 530 metros de distancia

Hatunrumiyoc is located close to Plaza de Nazarenas, not far from Plaza de Armas. It is a narrow pede...

12 Angled Stone Inca Wall Cusco peru

J: Dawn over Cathedral of Santo Domingo of Cusco

por Arroz Marisco, 540 metros de distancia

A designated UNESCO heritage, the main cathedral of Santo Domingo dominating the northeastern side of...

Dawn over Cathedral of Santo Domingo of Cusco

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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