What is the closest city to Lake Titicaca?
Puno is the main city on Lake Titicaca, and long-distance transport always runs to this transport hub, from where boats to the islands and buses or private transfers to places along the Lake Titicaca shoreline.
Is there a city under Lake Titicaca?
Titicaca has long been the subject of legends about a lost underwater city, but there has been little research because of the logistical difficulties of diving at altitude. While a submerged city has not been found, Mr Epis said the ruins appeared to be 1,000 to 1,500 years old.
What is so special about Lake Titicaca?
It is world-record breaking
The highest navigable body of water in the world, Lake Titicaca sits 3,800 meters above sea level. At 12,500 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains of South America, it sits astride the border between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east.
What type of geography did the Incas have to overcome to be able to farm?
The Incan civilization was predominantly agricultural. The Incas had to overcome the adversities of the Andean terrain and weather.
How was Titicaca formed?
The lake was formed when massive earthquakes shook the Andes Mountains splitting the range in two and forming a hollow that eventually got filled with water from the melting glaciers, creating bodies of water and ultimately rivers and the immense Lake Titicaca.
What is life like on Lake Titicaca?
In the shadow of the Andes, on the world’s highest navigable lake, they make their living from fishing and from selling their reed handicrafts to tourists. The Uros use the totora reed, which is plentiful along the edges of the lake, to make their homes, their furniture, their boats, and the islands they live on.