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Chinchero

Chinchero, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Chinchero
Type: Civic Centers
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

the ruins were great, and the market was so nice. Not as big as Pisac, but the vendors were not extremely pushy

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Silver Spring MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stopped here on our day tour of the Sacred Valley to see a weaving demonstration. Definitely add this to your itinerary - the demo is really interesting and it supports the local economy and culture.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First stop in our tour of Cuzco's sacred valley didn't disappoint. It was sunday's local market and, though less busy than I thought it was beautiful and enjoyable. Apparently, the Sunday Pisac market is too touristy and Chinchero is the one to see. Lots of local crafts, a beautiful Little church where you can see the remains of the inca... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited Chinchero this past week and stopped into two weaving demonstrations. Both were really great and we learned so much about how these hard-working women take raw wool through a long process of cleaning, spinning (try it....it is not as easy as it looks), dyeing and finally weaving. It is amazing how they can achieve such beautiful colors from... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This lovely village is soon about to be destroyed with an International Airport in 5 years time. At the moment it is traditional and has a great Inca site where locals still dry out potatoes for storage for up to 10 years and where you can see how the locals produce the lovely coloured wool from Llama.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our guide took us to this beautiful little artists' cooperative. The demonstration of the cleaning, dyeing and weaving techniques was very interesting and the women were so warm and welcoming. There were many high quality pieces for sale, as well. This was a lovely stop in the Sacred Valley.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We just loved the ruins at Chinchero, they were not crowded and the scenery was beautiful, we spend hours here and enjoyed every minute. The Inca's were amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

At this village you will be able to experience and get explanation on how they make their handicraft textiles from Alpacas, as well if you wish can purchase their own handmade textiles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For my wife, never mind the Andes and the ruins, her major objective was to reach Chinchero on Sunday to go to the market. We arrived mid-afternoon. Most of the stalls were still open. Dozens of individual providers and stalls selling a broad range of scarves, bags, blankets, socks, hats, and other woven goods, fabrics ranging from pure alpaca to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Part of our ticket with Moray, Pisac. Moray and Ollantaytambo but while interesting it just seemed to lack the same interest. Nice ruins but didn't compare to some of the more "major" ones.

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