The Samanga Petroglyphs are carvings in bas relief on large blocks of stone, made by the ancient “guayacundos” to represent the movement of the stars. They take their name from the quechua word meaning “place where the Huacas can rest.” In a lower part of the site is a rock carving called the Altar, inscribed with figures representing the Andean conception of duality.

Location Access
Province:Ayabaca
Distance:
Time:
68 kilometers from
Ayabaca to the
town of Samanga
3 hours 30 minutes
from Ayabaca to
Samanga
District:Ayabaca
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Museum & Other Services:
Free entryN/AN/A