Raqchi Village

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sun 19 Sep 2010 11:00
Raqchi Village
 
 
 
 
 

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 RUINS