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Address: Tiwanaku, La Paz, Bolivia

This is one of the most mysterious ancient ruins in South America.

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The middle of nowhere ruins!

The main thing in this ruins is to get a guided tour. We took a driver from La Paz and we get there about 1:30 later. We visit the museums they have in there and the Puma Punku... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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vancouver, wa.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Spanish pretty much destroyed this place looking for gold, then using the stones to build local church. However, still enough left to visualize the temples and two pretty good little museums in the complex. Definitely worth a visit, impressive carvings and a ceramic vessel that has facial hair, which has been interpreted to mean contact with the Vikings or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The main thing in this ruins is to get a guided tour. We took a driver from La Paz and we get there about 1:30 later. We visit the museums they have in there and the Puma Punku statues are simple amazing a lot of detail carved on them. The big attraction inside the museums is the Bennet and his... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let your imagination run wild on who , how and why these ruins are in Tiwanaku and Puma Punku. Enchanting place...

Thank szet84
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very excited to visit the ruins at Tiwanaku after watching a documentary about Puma Punku online; however, the tour guide we ended up with did a very poor job so I feel like I learned more from the online video I watched at home, than I did while at the actual UNESCO world heritage site. I booked the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tiwanaku was an ancient civilisation formed around Lake titicaca that pre-dates the Incas. The site is about 1.5 hours from La Paz and is still being excavated. The key to an interesting visit is to get a good guide. We went on a tour organised in town and Edwin, our guide, was fantastic. He explained a lot about the history,... More 

Thank eaker_face
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The site is still under discovery...there are much more underneat. What we see today is the work of 10 years discovery.!! The museum is quite interesting. If you to understand the symbol, the legend, and ect...must do it with a tour guide. The site is still under discovery...so it is not that big but you can spend a good hour... More 

Thank May L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

AN amazing trip to visit Tiwanaku and Puma-punku.A day tour from LA Paz that we arrange vía a local travel agengy which included the mini van ride,the entrance and the English speaking guide. You will enjoy the history of such an incredible place; the " Sun Gate" with Wiracocha, the stone structures,or the ceramic museum. Recomended 🙏

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Excellent site museums. Recommend you have a guide to explain what you are seeing when you visit the site. Would be nice if there were panels around the site to explain. Remains are quite significant and worth seeing.

Thank JaneinParis
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It's surprisingly better than what we read about in the guide books.We had a guide to tell us about the civilisation that built and lived here before the Incas. It's location is stunning set on a massive plane surrounded by mountains and to get there you pass through countryside being cultivated by Andino people in colorful dress with llamas. Tiwanaku... More 

Thank cymrucariad
Macae, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

From La Paz you can visit the archaeological sites of Tiwanaku and Puma Punko in one day trip however if you want to spend more time walking in the sites or visiting the museum there is a hotel near by the Tiwanaku site. The sites are impressive and must to be visited.

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