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Titicaca Lake and Puno
To the south of Lima, on the edge of Peru and Bolivia is Puno. Located in the Peruvian high plane or the Collao plateau, Puno is situated on the waters of
one of the highest navigable lakes in the world, Lake Titicaca.
Its picturesque streets and residents complement visits to the Cathedral of Puno, the Carlos Dreyer Museum, the Corregidor House, and the Huajsapata or Waqsapata
viewpoint where a spectacular view of the city and of Titicaca Lake can be enjoyed.
Puno is surrounded by small villages which border Titicaca, some of which are Chimu, Chicuito, and Pomata
on the southern coast. The city of Sillustani merits special interest, an archaeological site which has stone tombs called chullpas which protect
the remains of the Colla's nobility.
The lake Titicaca has various islands among the highlights include the floating islands of the Uros, made from cattails by the
inhabitants of this tribe; the Taquile island whose inhabitants loyally maintain their customs and traditions; the Amantaní island which has Incan ruins; and the islas
del Sol and de la Luna (Sun and Moon Islands), part of the Bolivian territory, originally famous for being the legendary birthplace of Manco
Capac, the first Inca.
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