Puno: Taquile Island, the origins of the Lake Titicaca

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Puno: Taquile Island, the origins of the Lake Titicaca
Taquile is an island of great landscape and cultural interest. (Photo: peru21.pe)
  • Taquile is an island of great landscape and cultural interest. (Photo: peru21.pe)

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    Redacción Peru.com24.08.2015 / 19:13 PM

    From the city of Puno, two hours and 30 minutes away by boat, it is located the town of Taquile, on the top of the island, at 4,050 meters above sea level and at 240 mts.

    Above the lake. The most remarkable thing of the island is the outstanding ethnicity of its inhabitants who speak Quechua, expressed in its original dresses and sophisticated fabrics, these garments preserve many reminiscences of pre-Columbian times both as in design and symbolism.

    Taquile is an island of great landscape and cultural interests, whose inhabitants are principally in charge of the agriculture, craftworks and fishing.

    The villagers continue living according to their ancient traditions and Inca laws: with local traditions demonstrations, religious rituals and folklore demonstrations.