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  Peru Travel Guide - Travel to Peru
Peru is working hard at becoming a modern country equipping itself to face the challenges of the new millenium.
The capital of Peru is the city of Lima.
The principle cities in Peru are Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Huancayo, Piura, Chimbote, Cusco, Pucallpa, Tacna, Ica, Juliaca, Sullana, Chincha Alta, Huanuco, Ayacuchu, Cajamarca, Tarapoto, Talara, Tumbes.
www.justperu.org   (499 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Culture of Peru
During pre-Columbian times, Peru was one of the major centers of artistic expression in America, where pre-Inca cultures, such as Chavin[?], Paracas[?], Wari, Nazca, Chimu[?], and Tiahuanaco developed high-quality pottery, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture.
Peru's 20th-century art is known for its extraordinary variety of styles and stunning originality.
Peru remains an art-producing center with painters such as Gerardo Chavez[?], Alberto Quintanilla[?], and Jose Carlos Ramos[?], along with sculptor Victor Delfin[?], gaining international stature.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/cu/Culture_of_Peru   (384 words)

  
 PERU Culture & Tradition
Peru boasts one of the largest varieties of arts and crafts on Earth, as can be seen from the growing network of exporters who each year exhibit the skill of Peruvian craftsmen in Europe, Asia and North America.
Peru has forged a multiple and complex identity which is paradoxically one of the reasons why Peruvian arts and crafts are tending to shift towards naĂŻf art, lending their works a touch of innocence.
The culture was led by military authorities in the coastal valleys, such as the Lord of Sipan.
www.pie-peru.com /en/texts/peru-culture-tradition.html   (1442 words)

  
 Peru Embassy: Australia: Culture: Symbols of Peru
Peru is the seventh largest mining country in the world and the first gold producer in Latin America.
In Peru there are crops year round, thanks to competitive advantages offered by the geography and climate of the coastal valleys of Lima, La Libertad and Inca which have become the auspicious areas of cultivation.
Folk medicine, one of Peru's oldest cultural traditions, is practiced by shamans or healers whose powers of foresight and ancestral knowledge make them interpreters of their culture's religions.
www.embaperu.org.au /culture/symbols.html   (4066 words)

  
 Information Peru Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was a wandering nation, of great cultural and religious influence in other contemporary cultures of the coast and mountain; its influence area reached from Tumbes to the north, Nazca to the south, and the wild area to the east.
In the early age of this culture, it was a wandering town of hunters and collectors; then it became urban, with development of agriculture, cattle raising, metallurgy and an incipient textile technique.
Peru, a land where Nature appear to have crafted the geography to create challenges for those venture into the wilds, could be catalogued without fear of exaggeration as the New World's adventure sports paradise.
www.go2peru.com /webapp/ilatintravel/articulo.jsp?cod=19988101   (527 words)

  
 Peru - History & Culture
Peru is best known as the heart of the Inca empire, but it was home to many diverse indigenous cultures long before the Incas arrived.
The decline of the Chavìn and Sechìn cultures around the 5th century BC gave rise to a number of distinctive regional cultures.
Peru's population of about 23 million is divided almost equally between the highlands and the population centres of the coast, and the division marks a sharp cultural as well as geographic divide.
www.geographia.com /peru/peruhistory.htm   (579 words)

  
 Culture of Peru - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space
Two-thirds of Peru's population is concentrated along the major urban centers of the coast and the rest is in the Andes, making the Amazon the least populated of its regions.
Peru is traditionally portrayed as a country with a developing economy dependent upon the export of raw materials and the import of manufactured goods.
In Peru's racial hierarchy, very much a remnant of its colonial past, whites occupy the highest rung of the ladder while the rest of the population clings to the lowest part depending on their skin color and implied cultural status.
www.everyculture.com /No-Sa/Peru.html   (6656 words)

  
 CULTUREFOCUS: Peru photos. Pictures from Cuzco and Inca history.
Geographically, Peru encompasses an arid coastal desert, the rugged snow-capped peaks of the Andes, and steamy rainforests that form part of the vast Amazon basin.
Historically, the region has seen the development of cultures such as the Inca whose legacies remain to mystify travelers and archaeologists to this day.
The Inca culture was the last to arise in Peru before the arrival of adventurers and plunderers from overseas...
www.culturefocus.com /peru.htm   (718 words)

  
 Peru - History
Two distinct cultures of this period are particularly noted for their exceptional pottery - the Moche from the Trujillo area and the Nazca people from the south coast.
Roughly contemporary with the Chimu was the Chachapoyas culture of the Utcubamba River basin in the Department of Amazonas.
Because of their cultural dominance and oppression, it is not surprising that the Wari were generally not welcomed, despite their improvements in urban development and organization.
www.travelvantage.com /per_his.html   (2224 words)

  
 Peru (12/06)
Peru's distinct geographical regions are mirrored in a socioeconomic divide between the coast's mestizo-Hispanic culture and the more diverse, traditional Andean cultures of the mountains and highlands.
Peru's independence movement was led by Jose de San Martin of Argentina and Simon Bolivar of Venezuela.
Peru is the world’s second-largest producer of silver, sixth-largest producer of gold and copper, and a significant source of the world’s zinc and lead.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35762.htm   (3849 words)

  
 Culture of Peru - Search.com
During pre-Columbian times, Peru was one of the major centers of artistic expression in The Americas, where Pre-Inca cultures, such as Chavín, Moche, Paracas, Huari (Wari), Nazca, Chimu, and Tiahuanaco developed high-quality pottery, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture.
The Culture of Peru was shaped by the relationship between Hispanic and Amerindian cultures.
PERU History and Culture…Peru is best known as the heart of the Inca empire, but it was home to many diverse indigenous...
www.search.com /search?q=Culture+of+Peru&tag=se.sr-1-118.rel.c.10.10.0.1.4   (421 words)

  
 Archaeology and Chachapoya Culture in Northern Peru
Peru is a huge country, full of ancient empires, with the rise and fall of spectacular kingdoms throughout the ages.
Peru’s coast is the world’s driest desert with the richest soil, where rivers from the Andes irrigated gigantic valleys in the past.
Peru’s most advanced Moche and Chimu kingdoms were on the desert coast, and located in-between the jungle of Moyobamba was the Chachapoyans regional confederation.
www.kuelap.org /north-peru-archaeology   (502 words)

  
 Peru Culture. Peru People. Quechua. Peruvian Culture
Their livelihood continues to be based on family-owned fields or charkas which are farmed by hand or with the assistance of draft animals.
Meanwhile in the Amazon jungle, there are at least 53 ethnolinguistic groups, although only around 5 percent of Peru's population live in the Selva (the tropical region east of the Andes in the jungle).
Peru's middle class is the most difficult to define.
www.peru-travel-adventures.com /people-culture.html   (830 words)

  
 Culture and Customs of Peru — www.greenwood.com
Culture and Customs of Peru gives a broad overview of the culture of Peru, with the goal of surveying the distinguishing characterisics of this nation....[s]uitable for middle and high schools that teach critical thinking.
Description: The breadth of Peru's culture from pre-Columbian times to today is surveyed in this one-stop reference.
Modern Peru emerges as an ethnically divided nation progressing toward social integration of its heavily Indian and Hispanic population.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/GR0318.aspx   (224 words)

  
 CULTURE XPLORERS: Peru: Is This Trip for Me?
Our goal is not just to expose you to other cultures, but to give you an insider's access allowing you to participate in the living traditions that make each place so unique.
It is important to understand that some culture shock is to be expected.
Peru's elevation (9,000 to 14,000 feet where we'll be spending our time) adds an extra physical challenge to an already active trip.
www.culturexplorers.com /Pages/Destinations/Peru/Peru_Isthistripforme.html   (735 words)

  
 Learn spanish in Peru. Culture of Peru
The culture of Peru is a reflection of its history.
The one place any visitor of Peru should visit is the mysterious and majestic ruins of Machu Picchu.
Culture of Peru don Quijote Peru spanish language schools.
www.spanishinlatinamerica.com /peru.culture.asp   (293 words)

  
 Culture of Peru
Peru has a large variety of arts and crafts.
The diversity, color and creativity of Peru's folk art has made it a fundamental activity not just for Peru's cultural identity, but also as a way of life for thousands of families and even entire communities, such as Sarhua and Quinua in Ayacucho.
Peru has forged a multiple and complex identity which is paradoxically one of the reasons why Peruvian arts and crafts are tending to shift towards naïf art, lending their works a touch of innocence.
www.languagecrossing.com /peru/about/culture.html   (398 words)

  
 Peru field trip, youth, Peruvian culture, Lima - About CARE Youth Corps 2001
The CARE Youth Corps 2001 group will visit Peru, where students will conduct fieldwork alongside community members who are beneficiaries of CARE programs.
In addition, the students learned about the history and culture of Peru, development and international finance from a panel of experts in the various fields.
The training is designed to enhance the students' understanding of international affairs, to build leadership skills, to teach respect for cultural diversity, and to build knowledge about Peru and the communities in which they will be traveling.
www.care.org /vft/peru2001/about_youth_corps.asp   (524 words)

  
 Culture of Peru
Peru has a large variety of arts and crafts.
The diversity, color and creativity of Peru's folk art has made it a fundamental activity not just for Peru's cultural identity, but also as a way of life for thousands of families and even entire communities, such as Sarhua and Quinua in Ayacucho.
Works of art spark admiration amongst Peruvians and foreigners alike Peruvian art is steeped in centuries of history and imbued with pre-Hispanic shapes and symbols which have merged with art brought over by the Spaniards.
languagecrossing.com /Destinations/Peru/Culture_of_Peru   (398 words)

  
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Peru Family Tours A choice of fabulous family getaways to Peru ranging from Soft Adventure and Amazon Rainforest experience to cultural visits of a new 7 wonder of the world - Machu Picchu.
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Adventure tours in Peru For those who would like an extra adrenaline rush added to their trip or are seeking an adventure extension of a few days rather than a full blown adventure tour, choose from rock climbing, horseriding, white water rafting and mountain biking around Peru.
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 Culture of peru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Culture of Peru - Information from Reference.com
Peru has passed through various intellectual stages - from colonial Hispanic culture to European Romanticism after independence.
The cultural crossbreeding did not limit itself to the contact of Indigenous and European cultures.
Peru has a varied cuisine with ingredients like maize, tomato, potatoes, uchu or Ají (Capsicum pubescens), oca, ulluco, avocado, fruits like chirimoya, lúcuma and pineapple, and animals like taruca (Hippocamelus antisensis) (similar to the Little Red Brocket]), llama and Guinea pig.
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 Spanish Abroad Inc - Peru - Country Guide - Culture
On the other side, rural communities now also aspire to ownership of televisions and blue jeans but this comes into conflict with their traditional cultural values.
The misti, the dominant social class in the Andes, may speak Quechua and share other cultural traits but enjoy access to education and the luxuries of the modernization.
Peru's middle class is the most difficult to define.
www.spanishabroad.com /peru/country_guide/culture.htm   (875 words)

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