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Eutin, Germany

Bridegroom's Oak

This ancient oak tree plays matchmaker for singles willing to branch out from the usual dating scene.
Lucanas Province, Peru

Pampa Galeras National Reserve

This high-Andean reserve protects the graceful vicuña that was nearly hunted to extinction for its precious wool.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Cusco, Peru

Tambomachay

An Inca spa, military outpost or maybe… both?
Chincha Baja District, Peru

Ica Stones at the Cabrera Museum

Peru's (not so) mysterious carved stones.
Chivay, Peru

Apachetas of Chivay

Mystic Incan rock piles three miles above sea level.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Gran Hotel Bolivar

Visiting dignitaries and Hollywood stars once stayed at the 1920s hotel, alongside the ghosts that are said to haunt its corridors.
Cusco, Peru

The Twelve-Angled Stone

This geometric feat is a testament to the Incas' mesmerizing architectural abilities.
Lampa, Peru

Tomb of Enrique Torres Belón

This Peruvian bone silo lined with hanging human skeletons and hundreds of skulls is topped with a remarkable Michelangelo replica.
Provincia de Dos de Mayo, Peru

Huánuco Pampa

This remarkably well-preserved Incan city managed to survive the conquistadores.
Lima, Peru

Pachacamac

The remains of what was the most important religious complex in coastal Peru for over a millennium.
Unyun pruwinsya, Peru

Cotahuasi Canyon

With nearly double the depth of the Grand Canyon, this Peruvian canyon is one of the deepest in the world.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.
Provincia de Bongará, Peru

Gocta Waterfall

One of the world's tallest waterfalls wasn't revealed to the world at large until 2006.
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
Ica, Peru

Huacachina

An unexpected desert oasis in South America.
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Huayna Picchu

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Machu Picchu, then you’ve seen a picture of Huayna Picchu—you just didn’t realize it.
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish conquistadors.
Casma District, Peru

Huayllay National Sanctuary

A remarkable geological formation resembling a forest made of stone.
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky.
Cusco, Peru

Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge

Keshwa chaca, among the last handwoven Incan bridges, crosses Apurimac Canyon in Peru.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Cristo de la Concordia

This giant Christ took first place in South America's religious arms race.