Six countries protect Qhapac Nan after being designated World Heritage

Peruvian Minister of Culture, Diana Alvarez-Calderón, said that Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru created a technical secretary to protect the Inca Trail Qhapac Nan, recently designated World Heritage Site by Unesco committee. The Qhapac Nan, Andean road system was built by the Incas to facilitate communications, transportation and trade, and also for defensive purposes, according to what Unesco recalled in a statement. The Inca Trail spans one of the most diverse geographical areas of the world, as it goes from the snowy peaks of the Andes that rise more than 6,000 meters up the Pacific coast, passing through tropical rain forests, fertile valleys and absolute arid deserts.

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