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Bolivia: A Tibet Of America


Bolivia – one of the highest and most remote countries on earth.

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Many places in this country remained untouched by time.

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It is home to the largest number of indigenous people among the countries of South America.

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For tourists it will show a diverse mix of multi-national cultural traditions and magnificent natural landscapes, extreme adventure.

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Sucre – Bolivia’s official capital and one of the highest cities in the world.
It is located at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level, and therefore is often used by tourists to acclimatize before traveling to the Altiplano.

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Sucre raspolzsya the valley, surrounded by hills, and have reached their peak, but, fortunately, the streets in the city are cut off vertically downwards, as for example, in La Paz. Capital city nemnogolyudny, slow and compact.

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Known as the “City of Four Names”, Sucre is also called Charcas, La Plata and Chuquisaca. It was founded in 1500 year by Spanish colonists. Sucre will give its guests a clear view of the life of an aristocratic 16th-century Spain.

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The city has many important historic buildings to be visited, including La Casa de la Libertad, where Simon Bolivar wrote the Bolivian Constitution, and the National Library of Bolivia, which has documents dating from the 15th century. It focused almost the largest number of attractions Bolivia.

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La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, while Sucre is the constitutional capital.

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Located on a steep hill at an altitude of about 3650 meters (11975 feet) above sea level, La Pas is the highest capital in the world.

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Located between La Paz and Lake Titicaca, Sorata sleepy town serves as a camp for the visitors, who are traveling through the mountains, visiting the slopes of the Cordillera, the Altiplano, or “high plains” in the widest part of the Andes. Six peaks ridge has a height of more than 20 000 feet. Tourists caught in Sorata, rest and thorough planning climbing trips.

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Yungas Death Road is named the most dangerous road in the world. It runs from Los Yungas to La Paz. Already 200 years the locals call it the road of death. The road is very dangerous for those who are traveling machines, but it has become a popular attraction for hikers and mountain bikers, who are delighted with the 40-kilometer section of the road the trigger.

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Hadid National Park stretches from the Andes to the Amazon. Covering more than 7,000 square miles, Hadid is known as one of the most biologically diverse parks in the world. Visitors to the park can see the elusive jaguar, the giant otter, Titi monkeys. More than 11% of the planet’s 9,000 birds can be found in Hadid.

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“Rich Mountain” or Cerro Rico, which towers over the city of Potosi. Cerro Rico – the ideal travel destination for those who want to explore the impact of colonization on indigenous peoples of Bolivia. The presence of silver lured the Spanish conquistadors in the highest city in the world.

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Every year takes place in Oruro Carnaval de Oruro – one of the most important folk and cultural events throughout South America. The festival includes more than 28,000 dancers performing a wide range of ethnic dances. About 10,000 musicians accompany the dancers. In contrast to the carnival in Rio, where a new theme is chosen each year, the Carnival of Oruro always starts with the dance ┬źdiablada┬╗ or “devil”.

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Lake Titicaca, located on the border with Peru – one of the most interesting sights of Bolivia. It is the largest freshwater lake in South America, which is located at an altitude of 3812 meters above sea level on the Altiplano plateau in the largest mountain system of the Andes, covering the north and west of the continent. The western part of the lake is located in Puno, Peru, and the eastern side is located in the Bolivian region of La Paz.

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Into the lake more than 300 high mountain rivers and streams, but only one river flows Dezeguedero Rio, which flows south through Bolivia to Lake Pupo. Only 5% of the water carries away the river, the rest is lost due to evaporation, aided by strong winds and hot sun.

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The southeastern part of the lake is separated from the main part of the small strait Tikuina. The lake Titicaca is located 36 islands. The most famous are the islands of the Sun and the Moon: Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna. The ancient Incas swam across the lake to the temple built on these islands for the worship of gods long before the arrival of Europeans, about 500 BC Europeans lake known since 1553 when Spanish explorer Cieza de Leon first described it.

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Nearby, on the southeastern shore of the lake is Tiwanaku – the ruins of the ancient city-state, which, according to scientists, belonged to the Inca Empire.

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Located near the south-eastern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, Tiwanaku is one of the most important precursors of the Inca Empire. Between the 7th and 9th centuries, has arisen in the city’s population of 15-30 thousand people. Most of the remains of the ancient Inca is still in the ground. Tiwanaku is today one of the major tourist attractions in Bolivia.

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Salar de Uyuni – This is one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world. 400 square miles of marsh were formed from prehistoric lake.

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This place is particularly impressive after rain, when filled with water salt plates reflect like a mirror, the sky.

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