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A 45-minute bus ride north of Leymebamba is the village of Yerbabuena. During the week it is a dusty backwater. But come Sunday, it bustles to life with its extensive market, attracting locals from all over the region. It is also the closest town to the interesting sight of Revash, a collection of white and red tombs constructed precariously on a mountainside.


Other places nearby Yerbabuena: Jalca Grande, Kuélap, Lámud, Leymebamba , Cajamarca and Chachapoyas.

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Yerbabuena Sunday Market

In the dawn twilight, dozens of trucks from every hamlet between Leymebamba and Chachapoyas disgorge passengers bowed beneath heavy bundles. Tarps are strung over rickety stands with goods displayed. ...
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High up on a mountain, a group of white and red buildings cling to the cliff face. Some have likened them to the dwellings of the U.S. Southwest town of Pueblos. But these were no apartment houses ...
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