Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

The citadel in Machu Picchu is visited by almost 2,000 people every day. Each year the number of visitors increases by 6 percent. It is believed that this particular place is being crowded by lots of tourists.

Machu Picchu is a site that is situated in the very slopes of the steep mountains, and unfortunately these slopes are continuously being destroyed by erosion that is caused by rainfalls and landslides. The location of Machu Pichhu is very clean. Machu Picchu is also known for being the ‘lost city’. The reason for this is that the jungle had been covering the most part of this place when it was found by Hiram Bingham III in the year of 1911. After this when the excessive trees and shrubs were removed the entire area of ruins got discovered.

When tourists visit Machu Pichhu they should at least make it a point to spend one night in the town that is nearest to Machu Pichhu, this place is called Augus Calientes. There are various kinds of places where tourists can live while in Machu Pichhu. The architecture of Machu Pichhu is placed on a marvelous structure of limestone that is mortar free, and below it is a very high plateau that goes deep into the jungle of Amazon. If you want to go to Machu Pichhu from Cusco then you have to take the train, otherwise you can simply go on your foot through the hiking trail.

Machu Picchu is a very mythical city and is known for being mysterious in many aspects. This city is situated on the top of the Andes of Peru and it is famous for many reasons. A lot of pictures can be taken of this lovely place and as you have to walk a lot while visiting Machu Picchu, you get the chance to fully enjoy the beautiful sceneries all around.

You have to initially trek for four long days and then pass the Sun Gate. As you do so you’re taken to another time. While on the way of Inka Trek you will see lots of ruins but the one reason that will make you remember Macchu Picchu is its vast size. The Inti Watana Stone built by the Incas, Inti Machay and finally the amazing royal forest of the sun are the basic tourist spots of this place.


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