Through the Arch at Chinchero - July 2011 Peru Photo Contest

by Cameron
(Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK)

Through the Arch at Chinchero

Through the Arch at Chinchero

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 350D camera in March 2007 at Chinchero, a small village about 30km from Cusco.


Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow, and as you can probably tell from the clouds in the distance, we were about to find out if that was true!!

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This special photo is in the July Inside-Peru Photo Contest.

It is also entered in the 2011 Photo of the Year - Inside-Peru Photo Contest.

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Map of Chincheros, Peru


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Chincheros is located about 20 miles northwest of Cusco.


Located in a mountainous region, it is part of the province of Apurimac.

Although not that far from Cusco, these isolated mountain canyons were inhabited, according to old tales, but several indigenous groups that were fierce and rebellious, at one time even attempting a takeover of Cusco.

However, the Inka at the time repelled their efforts. It is interesting to note, though, that even though so close to Cusco, the Inka (Inca) capital, these people were never conquered by the Inkas.

Of course, no written records exist, so the actual facts are uncertain.

The area where Chincheros is located is noted for its scenery, fishing, and hunting. There are mud baths and the ubiquitous archeologica sites.

As you can see from this photo, it's a great place for camera buffs.

~ Added by David from Inside-Peru ~

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