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the first ruins you come across on the classic Inca Trail trek. Apparently agricultural in nature. One theory is that the curvy bits (and yes, I'm sure that's the technical term :)) are used to mitigate the effect of flooding by slowing down the river as it comes past. Each time it hits a "curvy bit" it is directed out away from the site.

I did wonder if that would just make the water more turbulent, but what do I know. Pretty impressive, too, from where we stood. Unfortuneately we were unable to take the time to have a closer look, and I'm not sure that it is possible anyway.

This was also quite early in the trek, long before my knee collapsed and my fitness said "hang on, I don't exist".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llactapata

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