The department of Amazonas is famous for its cloud forests, areas with stunning microclimates whose intense humidity favors abundant flora like orchids and bromeliads and animals like bears and Andean cock of the rocks.
The capital, Chachapoyas, narrow streets and a large square, as shown retains its colonial past beautiful houses and beautiful balconies.
Located at the top of rocky hills and protected by a huge defensive wall, Kuelap houses inside circular enclosures with sockets decorativos.En the area can also visit the Lake of the Condors or Mummy, the Chinata cataract and Sarcophagi Karajía surprising clay tombs nestled two meters high on a rocky mountain. Ancient cradle of civilization of the Chachapoyas.
In the ancient history of the Amazon village, dating back to the American prehistory, the first traces of the presence of early man’s glimpse through those weathered granite boulders engraved with symbols and signs made thousands of years ago and, axes, cut and polished tip arrows and stone grinders scattered throughout the state. More recent are the samples of pottery, very old, that said many places that we consider virgins and knew the presence of primitive man.
Written history only find after the arrival of the Spaniards was also much later than in the rest of the country, since access to this area was very difficult. Some accounts tell of massacres of Indians in 1606 in Airico; the great event for those times must have been the issue of Father Acuña, who overcoming the Black River from its confluence with the Amazon discovered the existence of Caciquiare in 1639.
The department of Amazonas was the seat of the influential Chachapoyas culture. Its rocky buildings, temples, forts, platforms, tombs, pottery and cities testify to the great progress made by civilization.
For multiple topographic and physiographic features it has, Amazon is one of the departments with more variadad weather.
To the north, the weather is warm, humid, tropical nature and heavy rainfall, especially in the summer months; the temperature is high and can register up to 35 ° C daily average.
In the area of the Cordillera del Condor, a place still high, the humidity is very high by persistent fog and no sensitive climatic variations between day and night.
The monthly average relative humidity varies between 72% and 92%, and the highest rainfall months are March and abril. The wind distribution in the department is variable, although achieving high speeds in Chachapoyas, especially in summer.
Picante de caracol
Giant snail inhabits the forest of St. Martin, with much protein, prepared with sweet pepper, hot pepper (charapita), garlic, onion, sachaculantro tomatoes guisador and / or stick (saffron), thickened with yellow or white potatoes. It is served with rice. Variety of dishes are also prepared to suit the client.
Corn dough stuffed with meat, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.
Made with brandy and blackberry syrup
Tacacho with jerky
Its made with fried banana, mashed then mixed with lard. It is almost always served with a beef jerky is dried and smoked pork.
Juanes de yuca
It is prepared from cassava, rice and chicken meat or beef jerky. When finished mixing is wrapped in a banana leaf. It is then steamed.
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