Viaje virtual a la Montaña de Siete Colores, Cusco, Peru
July 17, 2019 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Vinicunca or Winikunka (Wikpedia), also called Montaña de Siete Colores (Trip Advisor), Montaña de Colores or Rainbow Mountain (Atlas Obscura), is a naturally colorful mountain. The rise in average temperatures in the Andean region has caused the snow on mountain to melt away, exposing these sedimentary layers. Studies done on samples taken from the site indicate that the colors exhibited are due to diverse mineral composition (Rainbow Mountain Peru blog), leading to numerous Instagram visitors (Insta x2). Tourists have also shared their views via Google Streetview panoramas, allowing you to virtually hike along to the final vista, in (hypersaturated) sun or snow
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For anyone that doubts the effectiveness of advertising, pictures of this Rainbow Mountain made me feel like eating Skittles. I rarely eat candy. Darn Skittles and their "Taste the Rainbow" slogan.
posted by mundo at 9:04 PM on July 17, 2019

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