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AmantanĂ­ is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. According to a 1988 census, it has a population of about 800 families, divided in eight communities. The hillsides, are terraced mostly worked by hand and planted with wheat, quinoa, potatoes, and other vegetables. Livestock, including alpacas, also graze the slopes. Th textl activity is similar to the one of Taquile's Island, regarding variety and design.
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Llachon is situated on the east of Capachica's peninsula. It is an agriculturalist village that offers a community-based tourism. The landscape is wonderful and presents nice sand beaches, pre-inca terraces, trees and flowers. You will live a beautiful and rich experience staying in one of the host families of the village.
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Puno is the capital and largest city of the Puno region. It is located at the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, at 3,860 m (12,421 ft) above sea level, on the Peruvian Altiplano. Puno is an important agricultural and livestock region of Peru, particularly the South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) which graze on its immense plateaus and plains. Puno has been named the folklore capital of Peru due to its wealth of artistic and cultural expressions, particularly its traditional dance.
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Situaded at 30km northern from Puno, Sillustani are funerary towers of circular shape built in stone: some of which reaching up to thirty-six feet in height. They were used by the Colla's culture, pre-inca civilization and then by the Incas.
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Taquile is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island, which is 5.5 by 1.6 km in size (maximum measurements). In 2005, "Taquile and Its Textile Art" were honored by being proclaimed "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO. The inhabitants of the island are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, which are regarded as among the highest-quality handicrafts in Peru. Knitting is exclusively performed by males, starting at the age of eight years old. The women exclusively make yarn and weave. The economy is based on fishing, terraced farming horticulture based on potatoe cultivation, and tourist-generated income from the approximately 40,000 tourists who visit the Island each year.
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The floating Islands Uros are a group of artificial islands, made of totoras reeds, which grow in the lake. The activities of its inhabitants, the Uros, are based on fishing, hunting birds, living from the various plants that grow in the lake, like the totora, which is used for the construcion of their ships, houses and the foundation of the islands.
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