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Isla del sol

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Legend has it that the founder of the Inca Empire, Manco Cápac, son of the sun god Inti and Mama Quilla was born here on this island. The association with deities makes this island a sacred site in the folklore. There are several ancient Incan Ruins on the island but the best part really is to tread the trail which traverses the island and enjoy the rugged landscape and the almost surreal Cordillera Real could also be seen in the distance - I think that rather prominent peak near the extreme right is the peak of Condoriri.

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This panorama was taken in Bolivia, South America

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Text by Steve Smith.

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