The Nazca Lines are one of the most unique sites you’ll ever see. On an arid plateau between the towns of Nazca and Palpa in Peru are hundreds of figures carved into the ground that are only clearly visible only from above. The figures range from simple lines through to shapes and pictures of animals and birds such as spiders, monkeys or hummingbirds.
Whatever your reason for visiting Peru, whether it be to see Machu Pichu or any number of other sites make sure you make the trip to the Nazca Lines. There are multiple companies that operate small planes to fly you over the site each and every day. A longer flight will give you more time to take in the wondorous figures but even a short flight will give you an ever lasting memory.
Even more mysterious is how they got there, no one knows for sure but most scholars ascribe religious significance to them. Recent archaeological research in the area proports that a long since vanished people lived in the area and carved the lines while some like to think they were made by aliens. Whatever the truth it is amazing to think as you fly over them how these precise works could have been completed hundreds of years before the invention of human flight and for what purpose they served.
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