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Tipon

Tipon

Tipon, Cusco, Peru

Tipon is generally famed for the traditional dish of cuy and for its beautiful Inca ruins. Tipon is one of the less visited sites in the Sacred Valley. It is situated in the southeastern sector valley and is about 30 minutes from Cusco. The site is located high in the mountain tops of the valley. Trekking your way along a slowly winding dirt track you will come across a serious of well-maintained terraces, which are were cleverly irrigated by the Incas. The Ruins of Tipon are some of the most impressive, architecturally, in the Sacred Valley. They are located away from the other main Sacred Valley highlights, on the Cusco to Puno road, leaving them tranquil and relatively tourist free. The Inca citadel is well hidden in the mountains above the valley and town below. Tipon is beautiful sight of well-preserved Inca terracing, fountains and finely designed water channels. Again it is clear that the terraces were constructed for agricultural purposes. The water channels feed the whole site with fresh water, harnessed from a natural spring near the top of the site. Some of the Incan aqueducts are still in use today. On further exploration of the site you will be come across more aqueducts, a small reservoir and traditional Inca stonework. The ruins of Tipon are not as extensive as other Inca sites but are beautifully architecturally designed. These ruins are heavily water based and display to us how advanced the Incas were architecturally. All the while at Tipon take time to take in the stunning setting of these ruins.

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