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Sillustani

Puno, Puno, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Puno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries
Description: These fascinating ruins consist of huge, cylinder-shaped towers in which pre-Inca tribes buried the elite members of their community.
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Bakersfield, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to see the towers, read about the history. It's quite a lovely site, but I have to admit that the hamlets of neighboring Atun Colla, where you can spend the night with a local family, really caught my attention.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place on the way to Puno from Colca Canyon. Nice break in the late afternoon. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sheffield
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you like Inca architecture and history, and your guide knows his business, it is a good trip. It was for us a way to fill time before going on to the airport.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Aside from the fact that we had quite a quirky tour guide who had some interesting philosophical and religious ideas; the tour of Sillustani was a pleasant surprise when leaving the Puno area. The burial ruins are quite unique in shape and architecture, pre-dating the Incas, and the area is elevated with lovely views over a lake. Worth a visit.

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Wauthier Braine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The site is interesting but far from being THE attraction in Peru. Let's say that if you have a few hours it's good to see. If not it's not a drama if you skip it. We had a good guide and explanations were interesting. There are as well written explanations at the main tombs, both in english and spanish. The... More

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Soenderborg, Denmark
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went to Sillustani an early morning in July 2013 when morning fog was just lifting from the frozen fields and the cold waters surrounding the peninsula. Recommended! The place has its own special aura in the morning, like a cathedral.

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Arvada, CO
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43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Not much here besides the tomb/towers and even these are not terribly impressive. If you have to choose, this one could be skipped. The views are great here but a lot of walking with no real reward.

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our trip around Peru and Bolivia seemed to be incorporating tombs, catacombs, and a myriad of burial sites and techniques. This was another one, albeit unique. An interesting couple of hours spent wandering around burial structures. One negative was that our guide happened to be a bit longwinded, in both English and Spanish. After the third lecture in spanish that... More

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

this was a place where I was learning more than I thought I would, the incas were an amazing people. an easy day trip by bus, hostel owners can organise for you

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Nantes, France
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213 reviews 213 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Sublime site and remarkable monuments. Easily accessible from Puno by daily tours or by renting a car. The place is eerily quiet and its atmosphere memorable.

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