Uros floating islands in Titicaca lake, the largest high-altitude lake in the world. Its waters are home to Lake Titicaca’s mysterious and fantastic Uros islands that contain a unique cultural wealth.
Of courses, this is because their predominantly indigenous communities still maintain the traditions of the Pre-Inca and Inca Empires. It is said that the Andean culture considered Lake Titicaca as the cradle of the Sun and the Inca Empire and The floating islands of the Uros on Titicaca lake are proof of it. Besides, it houses different native cultures such as the Uros. One of the oldest cultures in the region that still decide to live in the same traditional way as their ancestors.
The Uros are believed to be direct descendants of the first inhabitants of Lake Titicaca. The community has lived on the floating islands for decades. According to history, the pre-Inca community of the Uros was forced to build their floating houses when the Inca Empire expanded their lands and expelled them. Consequently, the people of Uros didn’t want to fight, they just wanted to live in peace. So retreating to the Lake was a good way to defend themselves against the aggressive Collas and Incas. In this form, they have maintained their lifestyle for hundreds of years, and, to protect themselves from the invading groups, they built large mobile islands with the reed of Totora. In this way, if a threat arose, the Uros could move their islands to another safe part of the Lake.
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