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Moray

Moray or Muray is a ruin complex built by the Inca Empire at an altitude of 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) in Cusco Region, Peru, and until now there is no exact time record of when the construction process. Moray has the same characteristics as the other Incas sites that have an irrigation system, mostly consisting of several tiered depressive where the largest is about 30 meters (98 feet) deep.

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Moray is one of the mysterious Incan sites where the purpose of depression is uncertain, but depth, design, and orientation with respect to wind direction and sunlight to create a temperature difference of up to 15C (27F) between the upper and lower parts.

Stone rings may be part of large-scale agricultural experiments. The enclosed rings and deep terraces vary in size where the largest has a depth of 30 meters (98 feet) and a width of 220 meters (722 feet). Studies have shown many terraces containing soil to be imported from other areas.

An agricultural laboratory used by the Incas as an agricultural research station. Different terraces and temperatures to test the plants and experiment as hybridisations and modifications to adjust the plants for human consumption. Peru is famous for its many varieties of potatoes that descend to the Incas.

The Cusco region received high rainfall during the 2009-2010 rainy season which caused permanent damage to the Moray ruins. The storied complex levels of compacted rock and soil are degraded whereas excessive rainwater destroys the soil under the structure.

The east side of the main circle collapsed in February 2010 causing concerns about the durability of the site. Temporary wood support structures are installed to prevent further collapse until reconstruction work can commence. The ongoing annual rainfall is a further degradation.

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Location: Cusco Region, Peru.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco City. The Moray site is located 5 kilometers west of the village of Maras or 38 kilometers northwest of Cuzco City. Option 1: Take the first bus from Cuzco to Urubamba and take the second bus from Urubamba to Moray. Option 2: Take a taxi to Urubamba or directly to Moray.

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