After our interesting stop at
Andahuaylillas, we trundled South East of Cuzco, on the Puno road, our next stop
was at Raqchi village which is in the district
of San Pedro de Cacha, the province of Canchis.
Raqchi is on the right bank of the
Vilcanota River, at an altitude of about 3500 mts. (11500 ft.). Its pre-Hispanic
name was "Cacha". Archaeological evidence suggests that Raqchi was a complex
village with many buildings, farming terraces, "kanchas" (apartments),
"wayranas" (three walled buildings), "qolqas" (storehouses), different shrines,
religious water fountains.
A village that loves hats, fine by me, a
quick look in the chapel and back to the bus
ALL IN ALL A HAPPY
LITTLE PLACE WITH UNEXPECTED HISTORY WITH ITS