As we were searching for unusual, remote places on the planet, we ran into Rinconada, said to be the highest city in the world. Located in the Peruvian Andes. at a height of 5,100m (16,732.28 feet) above sea level, La Rinconada is filled with stories that willprobably get you meditating.

“It’s on Earth, but yet not a part of our world”.

  • Population: 30 000 inhabitants
  • Economy mostly based on near-by gold mines exploitation;
  • No running water or sewage system

La Rinconada is not you average tourist city, nor is it a city you would probably like visiting. For hikers, it is a good place to rest while in the Peruvian Andes; for people all over the world it should be an example of surviving in a harsh environment.

Here’s an informational movie on the location. A pretty shocking one as well:

If you have more information about this location- from a tourist’s point of view, feel free to leave a comment below.

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