The stone forest of Cumbemayo
The Cumbemayo Stone Forest, which covers an area of 25,000 sq/mt, is the largest known megalithic building site in the Americas. There is plenty of space for you to get lost and feel as though you're going several thousand years back in time. The site is surrounded by beautiful water channels, hills, and forest. The aqueduct is a channel finely carved into the stone, more than 1 km in length, with borders and straight angles build in to control flow speed. You'll also find sanctuaries, caves with stone carvings, and an ancient fortress.
By Ana Paula Bedoya, AFAR Local Expert
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