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Maras is a small town close to Cusco in Peru, it's just forty kilometers from Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region, found in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Places that you can visit from Maras are:

Tourist sites in the area include the colonial church and local salt mines, the scenery of which is interesting to observe and photograph.

Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water ,provided by a nearby subterranean stream, in the sun, leaving the salt behind.

In the mines there are thousands of salt-pools; when light is reflected there the effect is said to be quite stunning.
September 2009

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