This elaborate system of agricultural terraces and irrigation channels was built during the Inca period (15th Century AD) and stands out for its design and construction techniques. Even after five hundred years it still prevents erosion, conserves the humidity of the soil, and improves the quality of water through its use of filtration systems. Local farmers use the terraces and channels to cultivate corn, potato, quinoa, barley, wheat, peas, broad beans, oats, alfalfa and flowers.

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Province: Tarma
8 kilometers from
the city of Tarma
15 minutes
District: Tarma
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