Machu Picchu, Attraction in The Lost City of Inca in Peru - Machu Picchu a pre-Columbian Inca ruins site which is also a historical tourist attraction located about 70 kilometers northwest of Cusco at an altitude of 2,350 meters above the Urubamba Valley, Peru.

Machu Picchu which in Quechua language, Machu Pikchu means "Old Mountain" or often also called "Lost Inca City" is the most famous symbol of the Inca Kingdom. The city was built in 1450, but was abandoned a hundred years later, when the Spaniards succeeded in conquering the Inca Kingdom.

Machu Picchu site was forgotten internationally, but not by the local community. This site was again found by archeologists from Yale Hiram Bingham III University in 1911. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an attractive tourist attraction for local and foreign tourists.

Machu Picchu, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, and also one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was built in an ancient Incan style with polished stone walls. The main building is Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Three Window Room. These places are called the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.

Well, if you are going to or are in Peru do not not take the time to visit the Machu Picchu site. With all its beauty and uniqueness, this tourist spot in Peru is the most famous, most crowded, and most unique. Many people say tourist visits to Peru are incomplete if they haven't visited Machu Picchu. (WS.IN/ENG/*)
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