Tiwanaku is an ancient pre-Inca civilization located in the Andean highlands of Bolivia near Lake Titicaca. It is believed to have been inhabited from as early as 1500 BCE and was one of the most important cultural centers of the Andes region before the Inca Empire. Tiwanaku was a major political, economic, and religious center for a wide area of the central Andes. Its monumental architecture and large-scale sculptures show a highly developed level of art and craftsmanship.
Tiwanaku was a religious center and home to many gods, including the sun deity, Inti. It was also home to a complex network of irrigation canals, roads, and temples that helped to develop the area’s agriculture. Its use of terraced fields, raised platforms, and sophisticated stone masonry were also innovative and are believed to have influenced the development of other pre-Columbian civilizations.
Tiwanaku was abandoned around 1200 CE, likely due to changes in climate, soil erosion, and internal conflicts. Its legacy, however, remains an important part of the cultural history of the Andes. Today, Tiwanaku is a popular tourist destination and an important archaeological site.
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Experience the mysteries of the ancient Incan Empire on a tour to Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca. Discover the mysteries of one of the oldest cities in South America and the world’s highest navigable lake.
Begin your tour at Tiwanaku, an ancient city located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this pre-Inca city is one of the oldest cities in South America, and was once the capital of the powerful Tiwanaku Empire. Explore the ruins and learn about the unique culture and architecture of this ancient civilization. Discover the enigmatic stone monoliths and mysterious stone carvings that decorate the site.
Then, take a boat ride across Lake Titicaca. This stunning lake is the highest navigable lake in the world, located at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. Marvel at the stunning views of the lake and its surrounding landscape.
Your tour of Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca will be both a fascinating and unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in a piece of ancient history, and discover the secrets of this old archaeological site.