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Choquequirao is a residential complex at an altitude of 3,050 meters (10,010 ft) in the Vilcabamba Mountains, Santa Teresa District, La Convención Province, Cusco Region, Perú, built by Emperor Pachacuti who ruled the Inca Empire or Tahuantinsuyo in 1438-1472. Real estate has a structure and architecture similar to Machu Picchu and built for his son, Tupac Inca Yupanqui.

Choquequirao is the ruins of buildings and terraces above and below Sunch'u Pata where the tops of the hill are cut, flattened and surrounded by rocks to create platforms 30 meters x 50 meters. The complex has an area of 1,800 hectares through excavation of 30-40% of the entire land. The site overlooks the Apurimac River valley which has a 1,450 meter (4,760 feet) gorge.

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This site has two major growth stages at the first time built by Pachacuti and its subsequent renovation into Sapa Inca. Choquequirao as the Pachacuti area covering around the Amaybamba, Urabamba, Vilcabamba, Victos and Apurímac rivers.

Other sites in the area are Sayhuite, Machu Picchu, Chachabamba (Chachapampa), Choquesuysuy (Chuqisuyuy) and Guamanmarca (Wamanmarka) who share the same architectural style with Choquequirao in the Chachapoya design that shows the same worker involvement in construction.

Choquequirao was one of the last strongholds and a refuge for Manco Inca Yupanqui who escaped from Cusco after a siege in a failed city in 1535 during the Spanish conquest. Choquequirao may be one of the entry points to Vilcabamba as an administrative center serving political, social and economic functions.

In 1710 a European explorer Juan Arias Díaz visited the Choquequirao and in 1768 Cosme Bueno made the first memoir, but it was ignored. In 1834 Eugene de Santiges reported the site again, in 1837 Leonce Agrand mapped the site for the first time. Hiram Bingham, the inventor of Machu Picchu, visited the Choquequirao in 1909 and the first excavations began in the 1970s.

Design and layout

The urban design follows the symbolic pattern of the imperial capital with ritual places dedicated to the sun god, ancestor, earth, water and other gods. Houses of the officials and houses of artisans, warehouses, large dorms or kallankas and farm terraces belonging to the local community.

Choquequirao is located facing southwest above the Apurimac River which features mountain topography and is covered with Amazonian flora and fauna. The complex covers 6 sq kilometers where main structures such as temples, huacas, elite residence, and fountain systems are concentrated around two plazas along the ridge crest covering about 2 sq kilometers.

The central area is artificially leveled and the surrounding hillsides to enable cultivation and small residential areas. Many ceremonial structures are associated with water where the porch is carefully crafted on steep slopes designed around the water. The site also contains a number of ceremonial structures on hill terraces, giant stairs, and waterways. Choquequirao is complex of urban ruins built by Emperor Pachacuti

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Location: Choquequirao on Vilcabamba Mountains, Santa Teresa District, La Convención Province, Cusco Region, Perú

Routes and public transport: Flights to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco City which is 98 kilometers away from the Choquequirao site. The location in the mountains is remote and very difficult to access. From Cusco drive to Cachora village or Huanipaca village then trekking over the path as the only way.

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Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport, …

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