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The Mysterious Gate to Another World


Aramu Muru is one of the most rarely-known mystery destinations in the World.

In fact, so few people know about it that there isn't even adequate infrastructure around it and on most maps you cannot even find it!


What is Aramu Muru?

A unique stone "building", a wall-like structure with a door-like "thing" in it. It looks like a gigantic stone door, sort of a portal that impresses with its mysterious looks.


Aramu Muru resembles a gate, but its sheer size stuns even researchers. Nobody knows exactly who built it and for what purpose


This monumental structure is older than Inca buildings. It must have been constructed by a pre-Inca civilization.


Some articles on the internet claim that Aramu Muru was built by the Incas.

Local Quechuans who are the descendants of Incas have stories and myths about this "gate", but that is no real proof that it were of Incan origin.

The Incas also fabricated stories about Aramu Muru, but they never said they built it.

We are talking about something very ancient and of uncertain origin.


Sci-fi fans and writers like Erich von Däniken claim (and are very enthusiastic about this) that Aramu Muru is some sort of a "stargate", a doorway to another dimension. Some even say it was alien-made. doesn't believe in sci-fi stories or supernatural phenomena, but there are some very interesting sayings, stories that circulate among the locals.


Characteristics, Description of Aramu Muru


The size of the "gate" is about 7 x 7 m.

It is literally carved into huge rock/cliff with peculiar diagonal lines.


This is not a building, there is nothing "inside" or behind the gate. It is carved into a solid cliff.


There is a hole on the Aramu Muru gate. It might resemble a key hole. According to some theorists, a person could be the key.

Locals say that the gate only opens to certain people and only at some times. It is believed that one must possess wisdom in order to be allowed to pass through the gate.


Legends, Myths of Aramu Muru


The name of the gate comes from an Inca priest's name. He was called Aramu Muru. He belonged to the so-called "Seven Rays Monastery".


One day he was travelling from Tiahuanaco to Cuzco, trying to escape from the enemy (possibly the Spanish conquistadores).

The legend says that the priest was carrying the Golden Sun Disk (an important Inca artifact made of Gold) that he had attempted to hide from its pursuers.

According to this legend, Aramu Muru disappeared and was never seen again.


We will never know if he fell victim to the enemy or if managed to escape. The legend says that he did escape. By stepping through the gate.

Legend has it that those who pass through will enter another World.


Believers say that only special people can pass through the gate.


This whole myth around Aramu Muru makes us remember movies like "Stargate" (especially) and "Back to the Future".


But those who know the story of the "El Dorado" will say that the Aramu Muru myth resembles it.


The myths also say that God Meru lives behind the Aramu Muru gate, which is an entrance to his "Temple of illumination".

It is said that the gate becomes semi-transparent when the Sun sets.


Locals believe that if one steps into the "key hole" and touches the gate's frame with both palms, then visions will occur. They say that one will be able to see fire, hear melodies and see tunnels running under a mountain.

Some people affirm that they have experienced strange phenomena, some of them say they've even been past the gate, which had opened to them.


Many of the locals are afraid to get close to Aramu Muru because some events in the past have frightened them.




Getting There


The region here is called "The Valley of the Spirits".

Aramu Muru is located north of Chucuito in southern Peru, not far of Lake Titicaca.


Very few people ever come down here.

Most of those who come down to this part of Peru only want to see Lake Titicaca.


The area lacks adequate tourist infrastructure. There are bad roads, no hotels, very few companies offer tours down there. You might need to ask for exact locations and we advise you not to travel alone!

This part of Peru is less frequented by travelers and infrastructure is poor.

Aramu Muru is 35 km (21.7 mi) away from Puno. The best way to reach it is to rent or hire a car.


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