no image found

Ollantaytambo: Incan gem in the Sacred Valley

Posted on

Also known as the Urubamba valley, the Sacred Valley is the home of the final Incan resort called Ollantaytambo – a best preserved site of excellent Incan architecture. Currently settled close to the modern Peruvian city of the same name, this archeological site is regarded as one of the most significant sites and is also a sacred town of the Incas. Continue reading “Ollantaytambo: Incan gem in the Sacred Valley” »

no image found

Easter Island heads: The most mysterious

Posted on

Known as Rapa Nui in Polynesian dialect and Isla de Pascua, the Easter Island in the South Pacific at 2200 miles from Chile is the home to some of the most unusually giant statues called Moai. These unique monumental statues are found to be devoted by the locals who are traditionally called as the Rapanui people to their ancestors. Colossal size, lengthy facial parts as compared to the body, and absence of legs are some of the stunning features of these Easter Island heads made from stone. It is precisely because of these statues that today, millions of visitors visit this island every year. Continue reading “Easter Island heads: The most mysterious” »

Andean Landscape in Argentina
no image found

Tierradentro: Where underground temples live

Posted on

In the Colombia’s Cauca Inza area, there exists a national archaeological park that is shrouded in mystery due to its temples that are not on land, but are under the ground; which are also referred to as the typical hypogea. This site is referred to as Tierradentro. Here, not only these temples are unique, but the way to reach them is also a rare one to be seen – via the west’s spiral staircases that stretch until 8 m. Once you descend, you first reach a major chamber that is logically connected to other chambers wherein you will find carcass. So, it is assumed that the entire site is a funeral or a ceremonial complex. Talking about the walls of the hypogea (singular hypogeum) that itself means underground (hypo means under and gaia stands for Earth in Greek) structures, you will encounter the geometric as well as anthropomorphic patterns that are adorned in the shades of white, red, and black. Besides these underground treasures, on land, you might find some scattered pottery, states, and fabrics mainly because a lot have been robbed away from here before declaring it as a park. Continue reading “Tierradentro: Where underground temples live” »

no image found
no image found

Sacsayhuaman: Mysteriously ascending citadel

Posted on

South America seriously is the land of charmingly historical treasures of the past cultures and with Sacsayhuaman; this has become the widely accepted fact. But, there is something really unique of this site rather than just being a mysterious one. As against the famous archaeological sites such as Machu Picchu, this one is actually a stunning odd man out as it is the site of a series of several walls each built at the previous one’s rear wherein the latter appears bigger as compared to the former. So, due to this, Sacsayhuaman is referred to as the giant citadel featuring layered ruined walls nestled where San Cristobal and Cuzco regions meet. However, the site is near Cuzco from where a stroll is enough to reach the site that stretches on a great height, even higher than Machu Picchu. Continue reading “Sacsayhuaman: Mysteriously ascending citadel” »

Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku: The holy city of the Incan God

Posted on

Now in ruins, but still appealing; the ancient city of Tiwanaku is said to be the home of a vital pre-Incan colony that ruled between 500 and 900 AD in the Andean terrain. The city ruins are scattered very close to the famous Lake Titicaca’s southern shore in Bolivia. Because the lake was revered as the place of emergence of the main Incan deity Viracoca and the fact that Tiwanaku is so close by together made the Incas to believe that this town was created by their deity. Today, this holy city is the home of monumental as well as cultural relics in form pyramids, monolith sculptures, temples, exemplary gates, and above all, the mysterious alien-like faces that attract thousands of explorers here. Continue reading “Tiwanaku: The holy city of the Incan God” »

Copacabana beaches

Copacabana Beach

Posted on

Brazilian beaches are extraordinary when it comes to designs of nature and reputation. The landscape stretches for thousands of miles. The crashing waves complete the scenery. The waves are ideal for surfers. The emerald coves draw thousands of visitors every year. The coastline of Brazil stretches for thousands of miles. This coastline is home to world-famous beaches that are secluded and isolated. Sand dunes and vast stretches of coconut trees captivate the mind. Copacabana beach is one such famous Brazilian beach. Continue reading “Copacabana Beach” »