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Desaguadero or Chaka Marka is a town on the Bolivian-Peruvian border. On the Bolivian side it is situated in the La Paz Department, Ingavi Province, Desaguadero Municipality, Desaguadero Canton. On the Peruvian side it lies in the Puno Region, Chucuito Province, Desaguadero District.

Bolivia is a state in the central part of South America. Bolivia borders Brazil in the north and northeast, Paraguay in the southeast, Argentina in the south, and Chile and Peru in the southwest and west.

The history of Bolivia spans a long period and can be traced from ancient times to the present day. As in many other regions of South America, history is divided into several stages: the pre-Columbian period to the 16th century, the colonial period 1516-1810, the period of the wars of independence and the post-colonial period 1810-1880.

Desaguadero or Chaka Marka is a town on the Bolivian-Peruvian border. On the Bolivian side it is situated in the La Paz Department, Ingavi Province, Desaguadero Municipality, Desaguadero Canton. On the Peruvian side it lies in the Puno Region, Chucuito Province, Desaguadero District.

Opening hours Both border-crossings open around 08:00 AM and close around 19:30 PM.

Required documents:

  • passport (valid for 6 months).
  • 2 copies of passport in A4 format.
  • 2 passport-sized portrait photos.
  • lodging information.
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Tiwanaku Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia

Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.

One of the most remarkable monuments of the ancient world – the Sun Gate. They are cut from a large rock monolith gray-green andesite width of 3.8 m, 3 m high and 0.5 m thick, their weight – about 10 tons. Above the opening carved figure of the god Viracocha, which was the capital of Tiwanaku. The most mysterious of these gates is considered in the composition, carved on the eastern facade along the rungs of the portal. This composition consists of 24 figures, constructed in three rows on each side of the central image Viracocha. Some believe that this kind of calendar. Among these figures, researchers have identified several extinct animals that lived in South America about 12,000 years ago.

Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.  One of the most remarkable monuments of the ancient world - the Sun Gate. They are cut from a large rock monolith gray-green andesite width of 3.8 m, 3 m high and 0.5 m thick, their weight - about 10 tons. Above the opening carved figure of the god Viracocha, which was the capital of Tiwanaku.

Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia. One of the most remarkable monuments of the ancient world - the Sun Gate.

Tiwanaku Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia The monumental stone statue from Tiwanaku, Bolivia, known as the Ponce Monolith.

The monumental stone statue from Tiwanaku, Bolivia, known as the Ponce Monolith.

Tiwanaku Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia

Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.

Tiwanaku called Baalbek of the New World. Actually Tiwanaku name means “dead city” and dates back to Inca times, when the city, no one lived in the Inca, they themselves are wonderful builders were convinced that this huge stone city could build only their supreme deity Viracocha. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine in what way the stone statues and multi-ton monoliths, of which the Eternal City America was built, transported to the nearest quarries of Tiwanaku, located about six kilometers.

Tiwanaku Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia

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