Kuelap, the Machu-Picchu of the North

The Citadel of Kuelap was built by the Chachapoyas culture, which developed in 800 AD. C to 1470 d. C. located in the district of Tingo, Department of Amazonas.

At 3000 m.s.n.m. meters over sea level, this citadel was built on a cliff with a strategic location where the Chachapoyas could watch any approaching enemy army from the distant Amazonian jungle.

The fortress has impressive walls which measure about 19 meters high and leave long slim corridors wide enough only for one man to walk through.

Inside the citadel characterizes for the round houses of stone for the families, that can be now visited with many trees growing inside the late homes.

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