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Monday, 19 September 2016

Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu   is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas".
Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared. 
Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.
Machu Picchu is Peru's most visited tourist attraction , it is both religious and cultural site and since its discovery in 1911 , the number of visitors to Machu Picchu has been increasing at an increasing rate , In the year 2000 the number of visitors to Machu Picchu was 400,000. In 1983 Machu Pichhu was listed under the UNESCO world heritage centers.

Main Attraction : 
The main attraction for the visitors in Machu pichhu are its three structures :  Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows.

Amazing Fact : 
1. It is believed that all the Inhabitants of Machu pichhu were killed by the attack of Small Pox  introduced by travellers.
2. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Location :  Machu Pichhu , Peru




Entrance :
The entrance to Machu Pichhu is limited to 400 people per day and entrance is not permitted without entrance ticket.

Make your ticket reservation in the link below :
www.machupicchu.gob.pe

Images from Machu Pichhu


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