Peru Launched an App to Visit Inca Ruins from Choquequirao

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The Choquequirao 360 ° app was presented by the regional government of Cuzco, informing tourists that Machu Picchu is not the only attraction and important archaeological site of the Incas in Peru.

The ruins of the Inca city of Choquequirao, whose impressiveness is compared to Machu Picchu, can now be visited in a virtual way through an augmented reality application for mobile devices launched to celebrate World Tourism Day.

The Choquequirao 360 ° application was presented by the regional government of Cuzco, in attempt to attract tourists to visit this Inca legacy and not just Machu Picchu. The system is developed so that the user is placed in an augmented reality viewer that allows to perceive the photographs in 360 degrees, which increases the perception of being in the real place.

Unlike Machu Picchu, which can be reached by train, Choquequirao is in the departmental boundary of Cuzco with the Apurímac region and it takes two days of demanding trek to reach its ruins and climb up to 3,000 meters of altitude. The Government of Peru plans to build a cable car on the deep Apurimac River to facilitate access to Choquequirao in order to allow a greater influx of tourists to its ruins.

Apps developed to improve Peruvian lifestyle are becoming very popular, another good example is this app developed with the purpose of helping fight violence in Callao.

What other apps can you think that would be useful for day to day life?

Want to visit Choquequirao check out Peru Experience for all your travel needs.

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