Puno, the folklore capital of Peru and the site of the famous Feast of the Virgen de la Candelaria, and it is a city with an altitude of about 3300 metres over sea level. Puno lies on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest lake, navigable by large boats. The lake is very beautiful with its nice blue colour and it contains numerous islands whose inhabitants continue to live as their ancestors have in custom and tradition. The Uros is an example of this; its people lives on “floating islands” that they have artificially made entirely of totora reeds, and they navigate in their traditional boats also made out of totora reeds. Taquile and Amantaní are known for their kindness of their people and lovely countryside. Visiting either of these beautiful islands, where there are no cars or electricity, gives an good picture of what life must have been like five hundred years ago.