Choquequirao is a late Inca site at 3000m /9840 ft overlooking the Apurimac river
on the western side of the Vilcabamba range. The name is derived from local words
Choque - meaning unrefined gold and k'irau to swing as in a cradle.
The style is
Inca with trapezoidal niches. Some buildings are of two storeys. The walls are