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Parincota, a beautiful white village

Parinacota is a small white village that's near Lake Chungará (just one of more than 4,000 lakes) where there are only 4 families living, and when we arrived there were only 2! We didn't see any people so we were able to wander around the village alone, as if it were fake town on a movie set. It's the church, which was built in the seventeenth century and rebuilt in 1789, that was really cool. Its main construction materials are clay, straw and lime. The arced crowns of pink volcanic stone that are located on top of the gates in the wall surrounding the temple also deserve some mention.

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