Lake Titicaca – Puno

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Lake Titicaca

The highest and largest freshwater navigable lake within the globe is the first-rate spectacle anywhere one looks. It is located in South America between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east.
Lake Titicaca is a unique vacation spot with an exceptional body of water, deep blue skies mimicking the wealthy blue shade of the waters below, fringed by using yellow grass reeds which can be used to assemble the traditional boats and homes floating upon it, graced by using locals all embellished in brightly-colored traditional attire.
A narrow strait, Tiquina, separates the lake into two bodies of water. The smaller, in the southeast, is called Lake Huinaymarca in Bolivia and Lake Pequeño in Peru.

More than 25 rivers and many glaciers empty into Lake Titicaca but only one drains from it. Rami’s is the largest river that enters the north-western corner of the lake and one small river, the Desaguadero, drains the lake at its southern end.

Mesmerizing nature, history, culture, and traditions make Lake Titicaca a remarkable destination for thousands of tourists.

History

In Andean notion, Titicaca is the birthplace of the Sun. In pre-Inca instances one of the cultures that inhabited across the lake becomes the Chiripa tradition, leaving many archaeological sites of a ceremonial kind whereas to the north of the lake, the Pucará tradition became a tradition where other town lives, who domesticated llamas another south American camelids and, served as food for hundreds of years till our days.

Inca Period:

The Incas begin with a mythical legend, in line with many chroniclers they believed, the first two Incas that ever exist came out from the Titicaca Lake, using ship, sent by his father and creator, the Sun (Inti).

Colonial Period:

At some stage in colonial instances, the creation of the viceroyalty become the start of the Spanish government till 1777, a year that turned into the creation of the viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, becoming part of this new state.

Republican Period:

In 1825 when the army of San Martin came to Peru, the lake became bi-national, divided between Peru and Bolivia.
Pre-Inca Pukara, Tiwanaku, and Collas all left their mark on the panorama. Titicaca Lake today is a combination of crumbling cathedrals, desolate Altiplano (Andean plateau), and checkerboard fields with rolling hills and high Andean peaks.

Location

Located in the plateau of the Central Andes, between the countries of Peru and Bolivia is the stunningly beautiful Titicaca Lake, with an altitude of 3812 meters over sea level. The lake is divided into two parts, the essential lake called Chucuito, and the minor, tallest, and navigable lake referred to as Huinamarca Lake.

Main Touristic Attractions

Textiles art on Taquile Island is a site of attraction and a great experience for national and international visitors. The women of Taquile Island preserve the textile art and the techniques of using sew and spin the fabric use creations.

One of the most peculiar people live in the floating Islands – Uros, they take advantage of totora, a vegetal material in every kind of shapes, used in everyday life of the local natives for floors, and the totora horses, a kind of boat that floats gracefully on the waters of the lake.

Ancient Agriculture:

The remain of historic agricultural gadgets built and utilized by Andean peoples centuries ago are determined all through the enormous high undeniable surrounding lake Titicaca in the Andean international locations of Peru and Bolivia.
The prehistoric raised fields, in both Bolivia and Peru, once have been badly eroded by a combination of wind, rain, flooding, and modern urbanization.
Today, has large rural populations located in these areas have better drainage, favorable temperatures, and good soils, combined with access to the lacustrine resources of Lake Titicaca.

Cultural Heritage:

Lake Titicaca is the most sacred place, are a place of exceptional beauty and rich cultural traditions surrounding indigenous sites.
Languages, beliefs, traditions, customs, and artistic works are evidence of cultural values that characterized the Uros inhabitants of the lake and the Taquilenos from Taquile Island, who are organized in a very strong community and whose textile art is one of the fundamental expressions that has been influenced by the textile art of the ancient Paracas, Nazca, Wari and above all, the Collas.
Different forms of social organization, cycles of social life, feasts, and rituals, music, and dances fascinate the tourist from all over the world.

Titicaca Lake, discuss technical and scientific research for the protection of the underwater cultural heritage and the creation of the underwater museum.

Flora and Fauna: 

The incredible Lake Titicaca is diverse with more than 350 species as well as water birds. Some of the animals that live in the lake are ducks, parihuanas, and gallates. Among the fishes are the trout, suche, and the carachi, and the only amphibian is the giant frog and Titicaca grebe that lives near the lake.
The flora includes 12 varieties of aquatic flora and the famous totora, which exist and is used in many methods.
The terrestrial animal that lives is Foxes, guinea pigs, amongst others.
Approximately 90% of the fish found in the basin are endemic species not found anywhere else.

Things to do at Lake Titicaca

The hauntingly beautiful, Lake Titicaca is one of the most incredible and captivating destinations for tourists.
South America’s largest lake is compelling and a magical source of life for locals and international visitors. One of the beautiful sites that Lake Titicaca offers you is a visit to the island of Uros, Taquile, and Amantani. These are the most visited Islands on Lake Titicaca with enough uniqueness to make them worth it.

The prettiest Titicaca Lake offers you beautiful sunset scenery from a sailboat which is breathtaking with awe-inspiring views at every turn.
Some of the other amazing and fascinating places to expect during your visit to Lake Titicaca include the charming Puno Markets, with a gorgeous cathedral and Plaza de Armas. These markets are particularly brilliant and somewhat craziest with all sorts of cafes and shops. Other beautiful places while visiting Lake Titicaca include Pomata and the Islands.
With a bevy of secrets in its depths, Lake Titicaca is an unforgettable spectacle to experience.

 

 

 

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