Photo of the Day: Moray Inca Ruin, Peru

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Moray is a town in Peru approximately 50 km Northwest of Cuzco near the town of Maras that is noted for a large complex of unusual Inca ruins. These include most notably several enormous terraced circular depressions that were perhaps used to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. The depth of the pits (the largest is about 30 m deep) creates a temperature gradient of as much as 15° C between the top and the bottom. As with many other Inca sites, it also has a very sophisticated irrigation system for providing the plants with water. -Wikipedia

We visited Moray after our Machu Picchu Trek was canceled due to floods around the area. Most visitors to Cuzco/Machu Picchu miss these Inca Ruins because they are not as popular. We highly encourage to you explore other Inca Ruins as they provide a deeper understanding of the Inca Culture.

Inca Ruins around Cusco

Moray Inca Ruins

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3 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Moray Inca Ruin, Peru”

  1. Brian says:

    Very cool!
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  2. Brian says:

    What a cool shot and place.

  3. Honestly, for a backpacker who finished the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu there is not that much about the other ruins around. Hope you get your chance to do the hike – really great but also challenging!

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