7 Machu Picchu On the Former USSR Territory

Machu Picchu On the Former USSR Territory

Posted on June 3, 2012 by team

Yes, it can probably be called "Machu Picchu" on the former Soviet territory. The main difference - real Machu Picchu has tourists but no locals, this place has no tourists, only locals.

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Xinaliq village, Azerbaijan

This place is a UNESCO historic monument that is often compared with a museum under open sky.

Xinaliq, "an island in the mountains", is situated 65 km from the regional centre Quba. Local houses resemble aeries and new constructions are prohibited.


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7 Responses to “Machu Picchu On the Former USSR Territory”

  1. Maesrobert says:

    Really fascinating. How do the people make a living – just from grazing livestock? Is the population declining? Will the language survive? Is it written or just oral? Places like this throw up so many questions.

  2. R says:

    I agree with you. Such wonders in our world that we’d need so many lives to see them…….

  3. Testicules says:

    Reminds me of the Dakota Bad Lands and a little of New Mexico

  4. todd says:

    Well how do the eskimos survive.

  5. Mercal says:

    Are they mostly muslim?

  6. Timhotep says:

    Amazing photos! I´d really love to see more posts like this in this forum instead of that military stuff. Well, to talk about Macchu Picchu here is a bit too much…

  7. Edwin says:

    Machu Pichu is a incan ruin close to the Cusco city and this village is in the middle of nowhere..what for was this village? or why people living in this isolet place??, electricity the water? yea maybe we need more explanations when ER post this kind of excellent pictures…

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