"MACHU PICCHU" Peru Things to Do Tip by swesn

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  Classic shot of Machu Picchu
by swesn

Machu Picchu must be on everyone's Peru tips. And for good reason!

It is a complete Inca city. For centuries, it was buried in jungle until it was stumbled upon by Hiram Bingham in 1911.

There are staircases, temples, terraces, houses, towers, fountains, drainages, the famed Intihuatana.

Do wander around Machu Picchu for more than a day. In this way, you can take things in more deeply. Machu Picchu IS MAGICAL!!!! Not only the masonry, and the gigantic rocks will wow you, there are water channels to happen upon and the surrounding impressive mountains to gape at.

If you are still up for it, hike up Huayna Picchu, the mountain overlooking the site. It is very steep and the steps are quite dangerous, so do be warned if you are afraid of heights or are very tired from the trail.

According to my guide, there are still many Incas' ruins in the jungle. But, I guess it's best that they stay that way because it is difficult to maintain them (they're in the jungle after all) and they will be inaccessible anyway. Tourists are not archaeologists after all.

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  • Updated Dec 20, 2007
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