Machu Picchu - Peru


Place of the pre-Columbian Inca ruins, about 80 km northwest of Cuzco, in Peru. In 1983, Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Machu Picchu was discovered in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, also professor of the University of Yale. Bingham believed that these 18 km² of terraced stonework might have been the last refuge of the Incas, fleeing from the Spanish conquerors, in the 16th century.

Machu Picchu stands on an altitude of 2,350 meters, in the Andes Mountains. It's the principal tourist attraction in Peru.

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Machu Picchu ruins, in Peru.


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Ruins of the Temple of the Sun, in Machu Picchu.


Inca Trail


Ruins Peru

Temple of the Sun


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Camping at the Inca Trail.







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Urubamba River