• Peru

    The capital of Peru is Lima.

    Lima touches the Pacific Ocean.

  • World Records

    Peru is home to the highest navigable lake in the world. Lake Titicaca is shared by Peru and Bolivia. 

    Machu Picchu is a city of the ancient Inca Empire.  The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was voted as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. 

    The capital of Peru is named after lima beans.  Peru was one of the first places in the world to harvest lima beans. 

  • Other Interesting Facts 

    The Andes Mountains pass through Peru. 

    In Lake Titicaca there are man-made floating islands called "uros". 

    The Incas lived in Peru.

    Cuzco, Peru is the capital city of the Incas. 

    Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911.  He was from the United States.

    The mysterious Nazca Lines are in Peru.  The Nazca Lines are very large line drawings that are can only be seen from the sky.  The Nazca lines were created over 2000 years ago. 

    Cuy or guinea pig is a traditional dish served in Peru.




Travel Kids- Machu Picchu

Uros- Floating Islands

Cuy Festival

Machu Picchu

Nazca Lines

7 facts about peru

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca