Machu Picchu, Peru

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Machu Picchu Peru
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often mistakenly referred to as the ""Lost City of the Incas"", it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS • Sun Gate. From here you can see back down each valley offering excellent views. It's a fairly strenuous hike but well worth it. • Temple of the Sun. Near the summit of the main city, the stonework on the temple is incredible. The temple is the absolute pinnacle of this technology. • Intihuatana. A stone carved so that on certain days, at dawn, the sun makes a certain shadow, thus working as a sun dial. • Temple of the Three Windows. • Main Temple. • Temple of the Condor. Clearly the condor was a symbol of cruel justice, but a sanitized version is told for the benefit of middle-aged tourists and their children.
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Teniente Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl (CUZ)
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