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Peru Tourism Information

The multicultural civilizations make Peru so fascinating. Stroll through the preserved Spanish colonial cities, the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, the lost city of Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines.

Tourism Facts and Figures

Full Name: Republic of Peru

Capital City: Lima

Area: 1,285,215 sq. km.

Population: 27,219,264

Time Zone: GMT -5 hrs

Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant

Currency: Nuevo Sol

Country Dialing Code: 51

Places to Visit

Cañón del Cotahuasi - View the deepest canyon in the world dropping down to 3500 m, twice the depth of Grand Canyon.

Machu Picchu - The lost 'Inca' city, Machu Picchu, with its overwhelming location, is the best-known and most spectacular archaeological site not only in South America, but also in the whole world.

Nazca Lines - Rock-strewn plain in the Pampa Colorada, the Nazca Lines spread across an incredible 450 sq km and is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries consisting of straight lines, geometric figures (geoglyphs), some spectacular animal, and plant drawings (bimorphs). The lines are almost imperceptible at ground level.

Sillustani - Sillustani offers an array of some of the most impressive funerary towers, the tallest among them reaching a height of 12m (39ft).
 
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