Every country and culture on Earth has something unique to offer the world. Each place and peoples are interesting in their own way, but Peru is one of those places which manages to stand out as being just a little bit more unique than most other places. The country, while small, is home to a number of beautiful natural and man-made sights that just need to be seen and experienced first-hand.
There are a number of reasons why Peru is such a fantastic holiday destination. Whether you are looking for somewhere to visit, a culture that you can absorb and experience relatively quickly, or you are looking for somewhere to make your home for a while, Peru can fit the bill. Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider making Peru your next travel destination.
Experience the History and Culture
Peru is home to the famous ruined temple of Machu Picchu. This world-renowned heritage site is a thing of beauty, something that no one who experiences its majesty up close can soon forget. However, Machu Picchu is just one of the many beautiful and mysterious ancient ruins in the country, as the country is overflowing with sights of historical interest. Whether you visit one of the many, well-curated museums, or you travel to see these sites first hand, you will find no end of experiences in Peru that satisfy the history lover within you. For suggestions of where else to visit in Peru, check out this guide from tourist2traveler.com.
Meet the People
When we talk about the merits of visiting other countries, we all too often focus on the landscape, the ruins, and the history. We don’t often talk about the people themselves, and how are we to define nations if not by the people that comprise them? Peruvians are an interesting people and meeting them is a joyous experience. Many of the people who live in Peru today can trace their ancestry directly to their Inca ancestors. As a result, the Quechua culture, which plays an important role in Peru’s history, is still alive and well today.
Peruvians are known for being hard workers, extremely polite, quiet, and peaceful. They are engaging and helpful to outsiders, and they are all too happy to satisfy the curiosity of visitors to their country. A high percentage of the population of Peru have never, and will never, leave the country. This has led to a culture which is very much inward-looking and has remained resilient to outside influences.
Arts and Crafts
Visit any town in Peru and you will be met with a dizzying array of hand-produced textiles in a kaleidoscope of colors. It is through their handcrafts that visitors to Peru will have their best, and perhaps most authentic experience of the country’s culture and art. As well as the textiles for which they are famed, Peruvians also produce exquisite examples of instruments, wood carvings, canvas paintings, and jewelry.
Peru is a country with a unique history and culture, the Peruvian people are among some of the friendliest and most engaging in the world. Taken together, this makes visiting Peru an unforgettable, and unbeatable, experience.