Float­ing Is­lands of Lake Tit­i­caca

Little Angel - - TROPICAL ANGEL -

These man-made is­lands, also known as Is­las Uros, are gi­ant mats built from buoy­ant to­tora reeds and tied to­gether to stop them float­ing away! Orig­i­nally cre­ated hun­dreds of years ago, the is­lands were a way for the Uru peo­ple to mi­grate when the In­cas spread into their land. There are over 60 float­ing vil­lages on the lake!

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