is a ruined Inca city in south Peru, similar in
structure and architecture to Machu Picchu. The ruins are buildings and
terraces at levels above and below Sunch'u Pata, the truncated hill top. The
hilltop was anciently leveled and ringed with stones to create a 30 by 50 m
Choquequirao (3,050 m) is in the spurs of the Salkantay Mountain Range in
the Province La Convención in the Cusco region above the valley of river Río
Apurímac. The complex is 1,800 hectares, of which 30–40% is excavated.
The site is reached by a two-day hike from outside Cusco