Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Intipata Ruins on the Inca Trek, Day Three

Shortly after we left “Town in the Clouds” we got to “Sun Terraces” (Intipata). As the name suggests, this site receives a lot of sun. The clever Inca must have known it too, as they set up a huge agricultural complex there. The food from here is believed to have supplied nearby Machu Picchu as well. The size, the location, and the architectural beauty of the site yet again reminded us how amazingly well-developed and knowledgeable the Inca civilization was.