Thursday, April 29, 2010

Argentina - Puente del Inca 印加橋


Stamp Issue : 1971-01-30 

Inca's Bridge (Puente del Inca in Spanish) is a small village a few kilometers away from Andes mountain range (Cordillera de Los Andes ) located in northwest of the Mendoza Province in Argentina. There is a natural arch also known as Puente del Inca formed by the river Las Cuevas (Rio Las Cuevas) carving the mountains and sits about 2,700 meters above the sea level on Mount Aconcagua (Cerro Aconcagua ) close to Chile.
This amazing natural landscape is 48 meters long, 28 meters wide and 8 meters thick, sits 27 meters above the river with stalactites in the tunnel. The legend of its formation makes Puente del Inca a nature conservation area and a spectacular tourist attraction for hot spring as well.
Puente del Inca is about 183 kilometers west of Mendoza via Route 7 and is the main passage to Aconcagua Provincial Park.


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