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A floating reed village in Lake Titicaca, Peru 01 Jun 2017

Posted on 01 Jun 2017
A floating reed village in Lake Titicaca.
A floating reed village in Lake Titicaca.
A floating reed village in Lake Titicaca.

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The Uru people of Lake Titicaca inhabit 42 floating islands that are made almost entirely from reeds. Homes were built on floating islands as a defensive mechanism, the largest of the islands till contains a watch tower. The Uru no longer speak their native language or practice their old beliefs but many traditional customs and crafts stay unchanged. See the floating island homes on Insight Guides' The Andes to the Amazon: Peru Explored trip.

This article was originally published on 30th September, 2015

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Rafał Cichawa/123RF