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Tiwanaku, Tiwanaku

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Ruin
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Discover the ruins of an ancient empire at Tiwanaku, a pre-Columbian archaeological site. In its heyday, the ruined city served as the seat of the mighty Tiwanaku empire, which ruled swathes of land spanning from Peru's coast, across western Bolivia, and down into northern Chile. Scientifically minded Tiwanaku people used many of the city's structures in their astronomical research and probably positioned their shrines and religious monuments in harmony with the sun's movements. Take a guided tour around the site to fully appreciate its history. Use our Tiwanaku trip itinerary planner to visit Tiwanaku on your trip to Tiwanaku, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I've studied ancient cultures of South America, including the Incas and others of Peru and I have been to the ancient sites in Peru. But I hadn't been to Tiwanaku until now. The site is spectacular... 
    I've studied ancient cultures of South America, including the Incas and others of Peru and I have been to the ancient sites in Peru. But I hadn't been to Tiwanaku until now. The site is spectacular...  more »
  • Fantastic day trip to get the lungs used to the altitude before we went climbing. Paid for a private tour upon arrival- very knowledgeable guide. 
    Fantastic day trip to get the lungs used to the altitude before we went climbing. Paid for a private tour upon arrival- very knowledgeable guide.  more »
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  • Must see, have a lot of time and imagine a whole city in the mud under the modern city
  • Wish I could visit this site everyday. The energy here is spectacular! The stone work is out of this world. What an interesting, yet mysterious culture.

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