Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca
Located on the high mountains of the Andes Lake Titicaca is the unique creations of human hands – it’s an amazing invention by the Uros tribe people – floating island. These islands made of reeds are still inhabited by Uros tribe. For many years they have firmly settled on the floating islands, built houses, boats, and even schools for children. Reed is considered to be sufficiently flexible material from which the boats are built, very light, well kept on the surface of the water. Every 3 months the inhabitants of Uros tribe make their repair, and in general, floating islands are able to serve people over 30 years. These islands on Lake Titicaca are about 40. In addition to building materials reeds is used in medicine as a source of iodine, it is also considered an effective analgesic agent.