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Sillustani chullpas excursion from Puno

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In general, democracy is good. The only downside is that when a result you don't like comes out, you have to put up with it and accept what the majority has voted. That's what the couple should have thought of hippies French when by six votes to two it was decided not to visit the island of Taquile and return to Puno that same morning. Both Peruvian girls and Japanese backpackers had had enough to visit the island of Amantaní. We were happy to visit Taquile, but if we returned to Puno in the morning, we had time to go to Sillustani in the afternoon, so, after a brief deliberation, we decided to vote to return to Puno.

The easiest way to access Sillustani from Puno It is with one of the excursions that can be hired in any of the tourism agencies what's in the Lima street. The tour starts at two in the afternoon and is usually back in Puno about six.

If the stories of aliens, mysteries of Iker Jiménez and others go, Sillustani is a point that you cannot skip on your trip to Peru. If this is not the case, lThe funeral chullpas that rise in that place are worth visiting for the curious thing about its construction, which has a mystical air, and for the overwhelming landscape, as in the Moray terraces.

The bus left us in the parking lot and from there we spotted on the top of a hill dozens of chullpas scattered across the horizon. Chullpas are funeral towers in which the Kolla people buried their nobles. It was a warrior town that settled near Lake Titicaca between the years 1200 and 1450.

The funeral procedure was very careful: first they mummified the deceased and then introduced him into the chullpa through an opening that overlooked the east and through which only one person could fit. Finally, they placed the mummy in fetal position along with valuable objects.

The construction of the chullpas is very curious. It's amazing how they managed to make totally cylindrical towers using such large rocks.

And now you are wondering, what will Íker Jiménez and "Fourth Millennium" have to do with all this? Well, there are those who believe that chullpas are not only tombs, but also perform a work of dimensional door, connecting our world with another dimension. They say that the graves are there because the area has a special energy.

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