Sunday, December 25, 2011

Phuyumatamarca Ruins on the Inca Trek, Day Three

Phuyupatamarca (“Town in the Clouds”) lived up to its name and presented itself to us surrounded by dense, dark clouds. It almost seemed like the clouds tried to protect the town from us; first by obscuring the view, and then by soaking us wet with rain.

However, it is not easy to discourage me from sightseeing. This rain didn’t manage to prevent me from walking around the ruins, and the surrounding agricultural terraces and ceremonial baths. The precise role of the baths is not known, but it is thought that they were used for the ritual worship of water.