Hatun Mach'ay

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Hatun Mach'ay
Location Peru, Ancash Region, Recuay Province
Coordinates 10°5′24″S 77°20′50″W / 10.09000°S 77.34722°W / -10.09000; -77.34722Coordinates: 10°5′24″S 77°20′50″W / 10.09000°S 77.34722°W / -10.09000; -77.34722
Height 4,200 metres (13,780 ft)[1]

Hatun Mach'ay (Quechua hatun big, mach'ay cave,[2][3] "big cave") is a rock forest with archaeological remains in Peru. It was declared a National Cultural Heritage by Resolución Directoral No. 944/INC-2010 on May 7, 2010. Hatun Mach'ay is situated on the western side of the Cordillera Negra in the Ancash Region, Recuay Province, Pampas Chico District, at a height of about 4,200 metres (13,780 ft).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bosque de piedra Hatun Machay". mincetur. Archived from the original on April 27, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)