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Moray, Maras

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#22 of 55 in Historic Sites in Cusco Region
Marvel at Inca farming expertise and ingenuity at the mysterious Moray, the ruins of a farming complex used to cultivate a variety of plants in the Andes. Reminiscent of crop circles, the three depressed circles that form decreasing terraces over one another were in fact created thanks to the dexterity of Inca hands and tools. Seeds farmed here likely made their way through to the empire itself, in order to improve crop yields in difficult Andean conditions. Read up about the processes involved before arriving to enhance your visit with greater understanding. If you're feeling activre, take advantage of a guided mountain bike tour to the site. Plan to see Moray and other attractions that appeal to you using our Maras trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This site is truly fascinating. The Incas built the terraces as a laboratory where they studied the effect of different climates on a variety of plants. The temperature is substantially different from...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Worthwhile to check out the Moray terraces with the boleto ticket. You can walk down to the first terrace and back up again. It's a slow descent and ascent. There are bathrooms on the premises too.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Together with Sacsayhuaman and of course Machu Picchu, the terraces at Moray were, to me, the most impressive of the Incan sites I visited. I did not read about this site before going, so I was spellb...  more »
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  • July 24, 2017
    Awesome! Moray was an Inca lab for agriculture, and each step in the terraces could grow plants in different temperatures. When you walk down the terraces, you can even feel some difference in the temperature. Unless you already know all the history, try hiring a guide to explain everything. The visit becomes much more interesting when you learn what was all of that.
  • August 6, 2017
    It is a remarkable place with a guide that was full of endless knowledge of all the workings and history.
  • February 18, 2017
    Very cool! Definitely worth the walk down into the terraces and over to the terrace that has not been fully restored. It's neat to see the comparison. Our tour guide gave us great explanation of the history. Add Moray to your sightseeing list!
  • July 30, 2017
    Amazing ancient science
  • July 4, 2017
    Beatiful ruins. Great market!

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