Huayllay National Sanctuary

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Huayllay town (1982), in the background, the Huayllay National Sanctuary

The Huayllay National Sanctuary is park in Peru located in the Meseta of Bombón in the Pasco region. The sanctuary is noted for the large scenic rock formations of the Rock Forest of Huayllay, and its native plants and animals.

Geology[edit]

The rock formations date to the Cenozoic age, and have been progressively worn down through erosion, and now stand above a valley. The formations are sometimes compared to Shilin Stone Forest in China and Garden of the Gods in the U.S.A.

Recreation[edit]

The rock forest is a major tourist attraction in Peru, for both hiking and sightseeing. It is also an international destination for rock climbers.

Extension and climate[edit]

The surface area of the district is 607 km2 (234 sq mi). The climate is cold and dry, with temperatures that vary between 13.8 °C and -8 °C (59 °F and 18 °F).

External links[edit]

Municipality Huayllay (Spanish)

Coordinates: 11°00′01″S 76°21′57″W / 11.00034°S 76.36597°W / -11.00034; -76.36597