07 02

Peru: Cusco’s Pisac Archaeological Park closed due to river overflow

The Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco (DDC) has ordered the temporary closure of Pisac Archaeological Park due to the damage caused by the overflow of Kitamayo River that affected the city, Peru’s Ministry of Culture reported on Friday.

The measure adopted by the DDC Cusco was communicated to travel and tourism agencies, authorized tourist guides, and the general public.

“Because of the increase in rainfall in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a considerable rise in the Kitamayo River flow has been evidenced in the jurisdiction of Pisac District belonging to Calca Province in Cusco region,” it said.

The Ministry mentioned that this situation has caused the collapse of two wooden bridges, which served to access the Monumental Zone of Pisac Archaeological Park.

It added that rocks fell on the road leading to the Monumental Zone.

“For this reason, and in order to protect the integrity of visitors, the closure of Pisac Archaeological Park was ordered,” it underlined.

The document specified that the measure will be in force starting today until completion of rehabilitation works on the access roads to the archaeological park, thus suspending all tourist activities in the area.

Source: Andina

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