Video of Tulipe, ancient sun culture in Ecuador – South America
Located at Latitud 0 in a lush subtropical forest near the city of Quito in Ecuador, you can visit the unique ancestral culture of Tulipe.
The origin of this civilization dates according to most researchers to the years 800 to 1660, when Yumbos lived in this area. They were traders or merchants. Therefore the location of Tulipe is something crucial. It gave them control over the trade route between the Pacific Coast.
For many centuries the sun has played an important role for cultures located near the equator. An additional factor that determines the location of the culture as well as the findings in the archeological site.
Where to stay
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After this you can find a bus that could stop near Tulipe, but it is better to get there by car.
Once you arrive to Tulipe, located just 70 km. away from Quito, you will find this:
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