Pisac

Pisac, also known as Pisaq was the first "official" Inca site we visited. (Excluding Cusco and Lima). It's on top of a mountain and has amazing views out over the valley. It has huge terraces and a maze of semi-restored stone buildings. There is also a walk down to the valley floor and a cave, which we didn't visit.

On one of the hills opposite there is a cliff covered with holes. Each hole was a tomb and when you begin to count them, there are a lot of people buried there.

It is not as grand as some of the other sites we visited, but it is in excellent condition and I suspect more of a farming site than one of temples. It seemed to have a much more down to earth sort of feel to it.


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Looking back down the road to Pisac
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The weeds are very pretty
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The Pisac ruins and terraces
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Our guide, Ralph, Healther and Jansen at Pisac
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Pisac Terraces
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Pisac and the Valley
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Track around the point from Pisac (Look carefully and you can see people)
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No idea what these are, they look like little yellow balls
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Close up of the terraces
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The ruins of Pisac's village
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The holes in the cliff are tombs
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Looking up the creek at Pisac
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This has to be a relative of the lupins we get in Australia
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Tina in her typical pose
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Everything just grows where it can
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Terraces and their drainage
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A cactus
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Looking from Pisac back across the Sacred Valley
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Me among the ruin - very narrow walkways
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Me at Pisca
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Pisac from the village
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The terraces and village
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A rough rockwall
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A nice yellow flower
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A more carefully made rockwall
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Another purple lupin
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These holes meant they could tie doors across the openings
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Pisac
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Looking down from Pisac
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Ralph wondering how he got there
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This is almost, but not quite, a violet
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Natsumi wondering how to get on the other side of the wall
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Our guide at Pisac
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Looking up between the buildings
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The terraces from the village
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Netsumi in a rare no-thumbs-up pose
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High quality stonework which means it was a building of importance
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Never seen a pink clover like this before
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Stairs along the water drainage
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More purple lupins
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A bug!
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The semi-restored ruins of Pisac
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