May 30

Tipon terraces

by in Peru, Tipon

Location

Tipon is a a set of terraces locates about 30km South-west of Cusco, along the Cusco-Puna road.

What is here

This complex is an Inca site. What is important about this site, is that part form stunning terraces, there is also a largely intact and working Inca irrigation system that captures the water the a spring above the terraces and channels it into a number of irrigation-drainage channels.

Archeologists think that just like the Maras-Moray site, this set of terraces was also a crop adaptation and hybridisation site.

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