Peru has many ruins and incredible displays of Incan masonry with rocks fitting so perfect using only sand and water. This example of the famous twelve sided stone shows the incredible workmanship.
Peru is the 6th largest producer of gold in the world
The potato originated in Peru and the country has over 50 varieties.
The city of Iquitos is the largest city inaccessible by road. To visit the city you must either fly in or arrive by boat. IT experienced a unprecedented growth in the population between 1880 and 1914 due to the "rubber boom". Gustav Eiffel - designer of the Eiffel Tower - designed the Casa de Fierro (Iron House). Built in the 19th century, it still stands.
How about the geoglyphs or Nazca lines in the desert of southern Peru. Images of animals, birds and insects, some as much as 600 feet across. Scholars believe the lines were etched in the desert between 500 BC to 500 AD. They still exist and are visible from the surrounding foothills.
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