Choquequirao Archeological Complex

///Choquequirao Archeological Complex

Choquequirao (from Quechua chuqi, gold, and k’iraw, cradle, ie “golden cradle”), are the ruins of an Inca city located between the foothills of the snowy Salcantay, and under the jurisdiction of the District of Santa Teresa , Province of La Convención, Department of Cusco, south of Peru. The archaeological monuments of Choquequirao are made up of buildings and terraces distributed on different levels, from the lowest level Sunch’u Pata to the highest truncated top, which was leveled and surrounded with stones to form a platform with an approximate area of ​​150 square meter.

Choquequirao (sometimes also like Choqequirau or Choquekiraw) is known like the “sacred sister” of Machu Picchu by the structural and architectonic similarity with this one. Recently, being partially excavated, it has awakened the interest of the Peruvian government to recover even more the complex and to turn it into a more accessible alternative for the tourists interested in knowing more about the Inca culture.