Sun Island on Lake Titicaca – La Paz Region

Nestled between the Andean borders of Peru and Bolivia is the highest navigable lake in the world. Lake Titicaca is the birthplace of the Inca Sun god. Also the place from where the founders of the Inca Empire, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, emerged. It is home to many ruins on its many islands, and a place of tranquility and beauty.

Isla del Sol (Sun Island) is an island in the southern part of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. There are over 80 ruins on Sun Island. Most of these date to the Inca period during the 15th century AD. Many hills on the island contain agricultural terraces, which adapt steep and rocky terrain to agriculture. Among the ruins on the island are the Sacred Rock, a labyrinth-like building called Chinkana, Kasa Pata, and Pilco Kaina.

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