Puno, situated at the edge of Lake Titicaca, is the capital city of Puno Region in Peru. It is a great base for further exploration of this interesting country. In a region steeped in Inca history, Puno has been named the folklore capital of Peru. Puno itself is known for the Titicaca Boats Museum, Puno Harbour on Lake Titicaca, and the Sistine Chapel of the Americas or the Church of san Pedro. Hotels can be booked through EasyToBook.com
Near Puno there are many interesting things to see and do in this fascinating region. Lake Titicaca has 41 floating reed islands where the Uros people live and depend on the lake for their livelihood. The knitwear and handicrafts made by the people living on the lake are a specialty of the area. Boat trips visit the islands from Puna. The Sillustani towers are burial towers on the shores of Lake Titicaca, thought to have been built by ancient people from the Altiplano for the funerals of kings and other important people. Wherever you look in Puno you are sure to see and experience the delightful Peruvian culture.
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