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The most imposing monument at Tiwanaku is the temple of Akapana. It is a pyramid originally with seven superimposed platforms with stone retaining walls rising to a height of over 18m. Only the lowest of these and part of one of the intermediate walls survive intact. Investigations have shown that it was originally clad in blue stone and surmounted by a temple, as was customary in Mesoamerican pyramids. It is surrounded by very well-preserved drainage canals. The walls of the small semi-subterranean temple (Templete) are made up of 48 pillars in red sandstone. There are many carved stone heads set into the walls, doubtless symbolizing an earlier practice of exposing the severed heads of defeated enemies in the temple.
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From  La Paz, Bolivia
Travel from Mar 8 to Apirl 3
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No.39 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

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FAMILY HERDING SHEEP, MOON ISLAND, LAKE TITICACA _ 0388

Isla de la Luna (Moon Island)
Koati or Isla de la Luna is located about 7 Kms. to the southeast of Isla del Sol, facing the ancient stone town of Sampaya. This was also a sacred island for the Incans and their predecessors and it houses a fascinating ruins complex. This small island is home to just six families but hosts an amazing view of the Cordillera Real. Iñak Uyu Palace (Or Moon Temple) is said to have been an “Ajllawasi” or “House of the Virgins of the Sun” and consists of three main wings encircled by a patio with finely carved facades.
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From  La Paz, Bolivia
Travel from Mar 8 to Mar 25
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Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture

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The city of Tiwanaku, capital of a powerful pre-Hispanic empire that dominated a large area of the southern Andes and beyond, reached its apogee between 500 and 900 AD. Its monumental remains testify to the cultural and political significance of this civilisation, which is distinct from any of the other pre-Hispanic empires of the Americas.
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From  La Paz, Bolivia
Travel from Mar 8 to Mar 25
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No.31 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)