Kuelap Fortress named among the top “Places to go in 2018”
Kuelap, the ancient ruin of a fortress built by the Chachapoya culture in Northern Peru has been named among the “52 Places to go in 2018” by the New York Times.
Located near the city of Chachapoyas in the Northern rainforest of Peru, the cultural attraction has gained more and more international attention over the past years.
In the recently published travel list by the newspaper New York Times, the “fortress in the clouds” reached position 29 among other fascinating sites like the Caño Cristales river in Colombia, Seville in Spain and the Papagayo Peninsula in Costa Rica.
Kuelap, the “Machu Picchu of the North”, was constructed between 800 and 1300 AD by the Chachapoya civilization, however the site also shows Inca influences. With its extension of 580 meters from North to South and a maximum width in east-west direction of 110 meters, the ancient site of Kuelap is not only older but also bigger than Machu Picchu.
In 2017, a cable car system from the town of Tingo has been installed to grant easier access to the archaeological site of Kuelap.