"Once upon a time, before the incas..." Top 5 Page for this destination Tiahuanaco by SirRichard
Tiahuanaco Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 123 photos
Little is known of this amazing culture that once inhabited the south shore of Lake Titicaca. They were here before the Inca's domination and developed a relatively advanced culture, with many mysteries, as a bearded white sjinned God named Viracocha....
Tiahuanaco (also called Tiwanaku, or Tihuanaku) is located in between the Titicaca Lake and Bolivia's capital, La Paz (1 hour from it).
It once was in the shore of the Lake but due to coastline changes now happens to be many kilometres away...
They developed an interesting architecture, built temples, pyramids, giant totems and had supernatural beliefs.
The legend says this people disappeared in the jungle after their white bearded God Viracocha "followed the sun through the sea waves" one day...
Not really a tourist trap, but I found all the signs around where in spanish. No problem for me, but if you don't really... more travel advice
In the west face of the Sun Gate you will find all these carvings on the rock surface: messengers, warriors, Gods,... more travel advice
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