Machu Picchu


The ruins

Machu Picchu (source: Wikipedia) is in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a 7,970-feet mountain ridge. It is located in the Cusco Region, Province of Urubamba, 50 miles northwest of Cuzco. The Urubamba River flows through this valley cutting towards the Cordillera, creating a canyon with a tropical mountain climate.

This place is the most iconic archeological site of the Inca civilization that built as an estate for The Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472) in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. However, Incas abandoned this construction at the time of the Spanish conquest.

Machu Picchu is open the whole year, and although peak season is July and August, you should always expect crowds, especially on Sundays.

 

Archaeological Park

The ruins were declared a Peruvian Historic 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.

If you are planning to visit this amazing place, then I recommend you to check the link below, in order to get some good advice:

Machu Picchu Hike And Routes – Complete Guide (With Video).

 

Believe me, this is a marvelous destination that nobody should skip. so visit this World’s Wonder, otherwise, you will regret your whole life.

 

PS: Would you make me a favor? There is a wonderful guide in Cusco, humble and very honest. His name is José Antonio and you can call him at +51 984863030 (Whatsapp). His tours are non-expensive and really amusing. Therefore, you could help him and his family by hiring him. Good luck!

 

Eduardo Reyes

Thanks to Promperú for the invitation to participate in the 9th version of the Perú Service Summit 2019. I have to say it, they are doing such a great job to promote their beautiful country.

 

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