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The ruins of Iskanwaya are located on the edge of the Cordillera Real, 250m above the Rio Llica in the north of Bolivia. They are believed to be from the Mollu culture dating from 1145AD to 1425AD, so predating the Inca civilisation by a number of centuries. This large city was built on 2 platforms, and there are still remains of more than 100 buildings, and a network of narrow streets and small plazas. The ruins are often referred to as the Machu Picchu of Bolivia for their impressive state of preservation and stunning situation. This cultural tour can be used as a secondary itinerary to acclimatize to the high altitude before attempting any of the other treks or mountains near Sorata or La Paz.