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Machu Picchu

The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in South America.

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The ancient Inca turned the site into a small but extraordinary city with width of 5 km2.

It locates at 2280m above the rumbling Urubamba river, the cloud shrouded ruins have palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation.

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These structures, carved from the gray granite of the mountain top are wonders of both architectural and aesthetic genius.

  • Last visit to Machu Picchu: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 9, 2004
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  • katalin's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Great view from the ruin! Beautiful pictures!

  • chatterley's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2006 at 11:00 PM

    you've been to some of the most exotic locations on this planet! great page on Machu Picchu!

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2006 at 1:17 AM

    I really liked your tips (especially the fashion show in the train, hahaa!) and your fantastic photos. Hopefully I can also visit this gorgeous place one day. Greetings from the desert :-) Jess

  • Kajser-MK's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2006 at 1:29 AM

    Grat photographs of one of my dream destinations- Machu Picchu. I would love to see it some day.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 12:55 PM

    Great pictures of Machu Picchu--you must have really enjoyed touring this ancient ruin. It has always sounded so mystical to me....

  • mad4travel's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2005 at 9:08 AM

    Great Machu Picchu pages. I was there last month, it was amazing :-)

  • mskwan's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2004 at 3:55 PM

    Thank you for taking the time to photograph and gather information on campgrounds and lodges. They are helpful on my trip planning.

  • timtrina's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2004 at 4:02 PM

    What extrodinary photos - they are just beautiful! So much useful information also - this is a great Machu Picchu page! :) Trina

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2004 at 8:07 AM

    What an impressive place! I hope to go there one day!

  • Beograd's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2004 at 1:58 AM

    I always knew that this is fabulous place, but now that I've seen your page I'll have to put it my top pririties list! Great!!!!

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