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The archaeological complex of Paucarcancha is one of the touristic attractions
that belong to the Ollantaytambo district, the community of Qhesqa, in the
province of Urubamba, Cusco.
This place is divided in two stages: the first one is the agricultural space and you can see the beautiful landscape and also the called Andenes (Platforms), the other part of the area is subdivided in many sections, the first of all is a backyard, then is some kind of field, besides the principal square of the circuit, the last one shows 2 rooms and another backyard, where you can appreciate many Incas fields, this last one is on a elevate hill.
The structures where the people lived have a rectangular form and have walls that are inclined, typical of the Inca´s constructions.
How to get there
The whole complex is part of the road the leads to the Machu Picchu ruins, this foot trip took around 3 to 4 hours, and to get to this complex you must enter to the Wayllabamba, and then you get to the Patawasi, follow down the river, is over 2km long.
Mild, the maximum temperature is 19 degrees centigrade, is humid, the wind is not so strong, you can walk comfortably, the raining seasons are from November to March, and the good season that you can visit is from April and October, you must check your agenda so you can have a bad time climbing and do the foot trip.
The altitude is around 3133 over the sea level.