Peru – Ollantaytambo Terraces

Peru - Ollantaytambo Fortress Ruins

Peru – Ollantaytambo Fortress Ruins

The valleys along Ollantaytambo are covered by an extensive set of agricultural terraces that permitted farming on otherwise unusable terrain; they also allowed the Incas to take advantage of the different ecological zones created by variations in altitude. Terraces at Ollantaytambo were built to a higher standard than common Inca agricultural terraces, for instance, they have higher walls made of cut stones instead of rough field stones.

5 thoughts on “Peru – Ollantaytambo Terraces

  1. I really wish I was able to see this when I stayed in Ollantaytambo. Thanks to Taca/Avianca’s cancelled flights last weekend I lost the days of my trip that I was going to explore Sacred Valley 😦 Thanks for letting me live through your photos/experience!

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