Ruins of Tambomachay and Puka Pucara Cusco

Going to the ruins of Tambomachay from Saksaywaman Cusco

Tambo-machay (Inca baths) is located at 8km from the city of Cusco , at 3700 meters above the sea level, is also known as the Cavern Tambo (storage).

Arrived at ruins of Tambomachay and going into the site.

The name comes from the Quechua words Tampu, which means place or storage, and Machay, which means rest, is a splendid place.

Walking to the ruins of Tambomachay.

It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks, but the function of the site is uncertain.

Bathing ground of the emperor of the Incaic civilization

A ceremony for the water took place there, and thank for his precious gifts like make the flowers grow, and giving life to all creatures in the universe.

The water of the sacred spring flows steadily from the Inca era. Wonderful huge stone modeling.

Left the ruins of Tambomachay we are walking to Puka Pucara, it is also an archaeological site of the Inca era.

Walking through this narrow mountain path to the ruins of Puka Pucara.

The gate of Puka Pucara.

Large fortress, Puka Pucara is located next to Tambomachay. Its name means red fortress and is taken from the red granite that was used in its construction.

Ruins of Puka Pucara Cusco

This fortress is made of large walls, terraces, and staircases and was part of defense of Cusco in particular and the Inca Empire in general.

Very elaborate rock work of Puca Pucara

After walking around the ruins, we were going to return to the hotel in Cuzco.

Souvenir shop at the ruins of Puka Pucara Cusco

We are passing through in front of a souvenir shop at the gate of Puka Pucara and walking to the collective bus stop.

Andean was very beautiful.

On the way back to the hotel, I found a strange thing on a roof of a private house.

An Amulet on a Roof. Looks two lovely cows are lined up on the top of roof. It is called Pucará Bulls.

From the place where the city of Cusco can be overlooked, I walked down to the city centre along the narrow path.

Walking back to the city centre of Cusco.

 I am a little tired, so I will take a rest in the hotel for a while. See you!

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