Due to its incredible tourism attractions, majorly archeological monuments, cultural tourism in colonial cities, ecotourism in the Peruvian Amazon, and adventure tourism, etc., Peru's tourism growth is the fastest in South American countries. And it is the third largest industry in Peru, just behind fishing and mining.
The following are major sites for cultural tourism:
If you like to be in awe of something incredible, ancient and fabulous, Machu Picchu is a place you must see. It is one of the top 10 world heritages.
The Discovery Channel in the US repeatedly shows a documentary about it. The movie is well made and well studied. It may help you in the understanding of Machu Picchu's history, some of which is still a controversial matter today. Armed with this knowledge, touring Machu Picchu would be undoubtly enriching.
The Museo Larco ( Larco Museum) was founded in 1926 by Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle. If you are interested in 4000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history, it is the place to go. It provides a thorough overview of this period of time through its remarkable chronological galleries.
Address: Av. Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre. Lima 21, Perú
Chan Chan is the largest adobe city on the planet earth and the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America. It covers an area of approximately 20 km² and had a dense urban center of about 6km².
However, the amazing ancient structures of Chan Chan are threatened by erosion, looters and earthquakes. It's a good idea to see it now if you want to. It may, like the Three Gorges in China, be gone someday.
For more information about ecotourism in the Peruvian Amazon, adventure tourism, Peru's food, beach and other attractions, you may visit inside-peru.com.
If you plan to go to China from Peru, check out the China Visa information.
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