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Floating Villages of Lake Titicaca

Located at an altitude of 3,812 meters in the Peruvian desert, here there are 40 floating islands. Originally created by the Uros people of Peru from Inca times, these beautiful islands are used to escape and take refuge from the war that never stopped in his homeland.


Uros way this could really make them difficult to reach by the aggressor, and since it worked so well for their communities for centuries, there seems no reason to move to the mainland.

Carefully crafted by hand, this floating village composed of layers of thatch grass tortora who put together and tied into a floating base structure, such as pontoons. The result is like a giant raft, and more great again, the layers of thatch grass is able to withstand heavy loads and large.

The islands are actually quite sophisticated and could be forced under load, but it should be fixed at regular intervals to maintain its power. Old when the weeds start regardless of its basic structure, new weeds at the surface replace.

Grass weeds are taken carefully from the edge of the lake Titicaca. These islands are tethered in place with ropes tied to wooden poles at the bottom of the lake.

  Only a few of the islands that are willing to receive visitors. Not mean that they are not good, because there are reports of the Uros tribe living tradition is changing rapidly due to the increase in their interaction with the tourists.

 The inhabitants of this lake considers himself as a protector of the lake, and is said to be ahead of the Inca civilization. According to the legend from generation to generation, they even existed before the sun, stars, and moon.

Not surprisingly reasonable and if they are worried about pestered by people who want to know a lot about them, especially those who love to make mischief in the earth.

Written by : Si Bang Yaan - Describe about you

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