Photos: Pretty views of Peru

July 28 marks Peru’s day of independence from Spain. To mark the occasion, here are some photos of this lovely South American country that has much to offer any traveller lucky enough to go there:

Peru’s Boiling River is the world’s longest thermal river

The world’s largest thermal river is thought to be in Peru’s Amazonian rain forest. The “Boiling River” flows hot for more than six kilometres and is as wide as a two-lane road. Its temperatures are hot enough to cook animals that fall into it.