Saksaywaman Walled Complex in Cuzco, Peru
Okay, so it’s not really called Sexy Woman, but if you find yourself in Cuzco and ask someone about the tourist attraction named Sexy Woman they will surely know what you’re talking about.
Saksaywaman is an impressive walled complex constructed by the Incas several hundred years ago. The stonework and angles of the walls are similar to what you’ll find at Machu Picchu and many of the archeological sites in Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. In 1983 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (you can see our list of visited World Heritage Sites here).
Saksaywaman is located on a steep hill that overlooks Cuzco, serving up fantastic views of the valley and city. The below photo of the Plaza de Armas was captured from the lookout point at Saksaywaman.
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- Powerful Statement at the Santa Monica Pier
- Watchful Eyes of Boudhanath in Kathmandu
Have you traveled to Peru? Did you visit Saksaywaman?
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Kerry Henderson says
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