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Mon Oct 28, 2019, 06:35 PM

Instagrammers rave about Peru's 'Rainbow Mountain.' Here's what it really looks like



Rainbow Mountain, Cusco, Peru
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PUBLISHED MON, OCT 28 20195:14 AM EDT UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO
Chloe Taylor
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There are many reasons to visit Peru, from its diverse natural geography to its cultural festivals and the remnants of an ancient civilization.

Millions of tourists flock to the Andean country every year to see the ruins of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu — but in 2015, a newly discovered geological wonder was added to the country’s list of must-see destinations.

Vinicunca — also known as the Mountain of Seven Colors, or more simply Rainbow Mountain — was discovered four years ago when the snow covering it melted, revealing the natural beauty of the rock beneath. Formed by weathering, environmental conditions and sedimentary deposits over time, the mountain’s unique minerology created a marbling effect, with layered hues of gold, lavender, red and turquoise towering into the sky.

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The Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is a mountain near Cusco in Peru.
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Considered a holy site in Peru, the mountain has become a hotspot for international visitors, and is now the second-most visited attraction in the Cusco region thanks to local tour operators and a flurry of Instagram posts.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/28/what-rainbow-mountain-in-peru-really-looks-like.html

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Judi Lynn Oct 2019 OP
dewsgirl Oct 2019 #1
TheRickles Oct 2019 #3
Baitball Blogger Oct 2019 #2
3Hotdogs Oct 2019 #4
Karadeniz Oct 2019 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2019, 06:38 PM

1. Wow beautiful.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:27 AM

3. Color

Yes, beautiful - but the first photo looks like the colors have been artificially enhanced. The second photo looks more natural and realistic. Hope they come up with a way to protect the site from tourists....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2019, 07:45 PM

2. Wonder what it will look like after the motorcross races?

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You know it will be a matter of time.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 11:00 AM

4. Notice the road that goes up and across....

Great place for a MickieD's, don'tcha think?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 02:20 PM

5. Never heard of it...think I've been missing out! Thanks for sharing!❤

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