It comes from the the
Quechua word T'impuy which means: where the water boils, due
to the number of underground springs. The word Tipon is not
It is located on the valley of the same name, in the community of Choquepata, district of Oropesa, province of
Quispicanchis, department of Cusco.
area is aapproximately 227 hectares.
It is located at 3500 m.a.s.l.
can get there by the main road to Puno at about 17.5 km away from
Cusco and then about another 2km on dirt road which will lead you to
the farm of Quispicanchis, then you must walk until the complex
GENERAL INFO: Scientists
suggest that this archaeological area was built during the final
period of the government of Yawar Wakaj and it was completed
during the period of Wiracocha, but looking at the arquitectural style
and the characteristics of the the construction they are more inclined
towards the period of
MEANING: Piki means: flea, and Llaqta
town. It doesn't explins the existance of parasites though, it
was called like that because of the ammount of people that live there.
It is located beside the Watanay river , on the land of the Muyna
lagoon mostly known as Huacarpay.
has an area of 3421 hectares.
The altitude at this point is 3205 m.a.s.l.
GETTING THERE: If
you take the main road to Puno after 32.2km you will find the dirt
road which leads you to Pikillaqta.
GENERAL INFO: Pikillacta
is decorated with walls higher than 10 m and 1 .20 m wide, built
in stone and clay. In Inka times it was used as a check point
before getting into Collasuyo.
It is located above the left bank of the Vilcanota river,
hosting the communities of Raqchi and Qea in the district of San Pedro,
province of Canchis.
reaches the 264 hectáreas.
It rises up to 3456 m.a.s.l.
GETTING THERE: You
can take the main road to Puno and roughly 35 km away you must take a
small turn, go on for about 600 m and you will find yourself exactly
on the little plaza where the famous Chapel is located.