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Tambomachay

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Tambomachay
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An archaeological site famous for its man-made aqueducts, waterfalls and canals

Tambomachay or Tampu Mach’ay is an archaeological site also known by the Spanish as El Baño del Inca (“the bath of the Inca”). The site consists of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls and therefore believed to have been the site were the Incas paid tribute to water. However, the actual purpose of the site remains unclear but it is hypothesized to have served as a military outposts guarding the city of Cusco or a spa for the elite.

 



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