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Five rural tourist corners near Cuenca, get organized to visit them

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Cuenca is known for its cobblestone streets, its old cathedrals, its colonial parks and the rivers that run through it. The city has become one of the favorite places for the arrival of retired foreigners. Cuenca is the capital of the province of Azuay, the third largest city in Ecuador and the economic center of the Sierra Austral. The city has several neighboring tourist sectors.


Gualaceo natives.
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A 45 minutes from Cuenca, it is also known as the Azuay garden, preserves features of colonial and republican architecture, it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, colorful and diverse flora, handicrafts and folklore. Due to these characteristics, it was declared a cultural heritage of Ecuador.


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Just 10 minutes from Gualaceo is the town and canton of Chordeleg, which was known by the name of Chorro de Oro before the arrival of the Incas due to its richness in this metal. This town is characterized by the variety of jewelry in gold, white gold, silver and other precious metals which you can find in all sizes, models, weights and prices.so here there are more than 100 jewelry stores around.

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Lake Busa

Laguna de Busa Park has become a tourist icon in the San Fernando canton, in the province of Azuay. Approximately 64 kilometers to the southwest of Cuenca, this place is found to be an ideal option for those who want to camp alone or in a group.

In itself, there are several alternatives. There is the one to visit its recreational whereabouts with children’s games for the little ones and take what is necessary to make a roast in the outdoor barbecues. If you prefer, take the walk along marked trails that begin between wooden pedestrian bridges and are complemented by passages between trees and rocks.

Cajas National Park

The Toreadora lagoon is one of the attractions of the Cajas National Park, at km 33.5 of the Cuenca-Molleturo road.

It is a lacustrine area of ​​28,544 hectares of grasslands, this is one of the most representative tourist places in Cuenca, it has approximately 250 lagoons located between 3,152 and 4,445 meters above sea level and constitutes the most important water reserve in Cuenca.

Ingapirca Ruins

The ruins of Ingapirca, located in Cañar.

Ingapirca, located in the southern Andes of Ecuador, specifically in the province of Cañar, is an archaeological complex of Inca origin. It is located at 3,160 meters above sea level, at a distance of 42 km from Azogues, capital of the province of Cañar, and 90 km north of the city of Cuenca.

Ingapirca is the sacred place of the Inca occupation in Ecuador. It is considered the most important pre-Columbian archaeological site in the country and the best preserved Inca architectural complex in Ecuador. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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