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The city of Puno is located on the shores of the world famous Lake Titicaca. The lake is the highest navigable lake in the world. The city was founded in 1668 by the Spaniards. It is used as a stopping point on the way to the Bolivian border. Copacabana and the Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna islands in that area can be reached very easily from Puno.
Some of the main features of this area are the local islands. The floating islands of the Uros, whose inhabitants descend from one of the oldest known tribes in the Americas, still have typical native huts that are made from reeds. The island of Taquile is the most visited of the islands in this area. There are several ruins located on this island and are fairly easy to reach.
Also to be seen in the area are some fascinating stone burial towers at Sillustani, which were built by the Tiahuanaco culture. The area is also famous for its festivals, such as the Virgen de la Candelaria, which is held during the first two weeks of February and the Diablada dances

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