Where is Machu Picchu | Facts about Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, probably one of the more enigmatic places of South America and hence one of the biggest attractions this continent has to offer. One of the New 7 World Wonders, this is the pride of Peru and located a few hours by train or a few days trek from cusco is a marvel to see.

View on the Sacred District - Machu Picchu


Some facts about Machu Picchu:


Here are some interesting facts about Machu Picchu and its discoverer:


Machu Picchu officially was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, a Yale professor responsible for several excursions and discoveries, mainly in Peru. However there are dozens of testimonials of people having been to Machu Picchu going back as far as 1847. Hiram Bingham was for sure the first to excavate and document Machu Picchu in detail.


View on the Urban Sector - Machu Picchu


Some other facts about Machu Picchu include that it is the most visited attraction in South America welcoming over one million visitors a year. Machu Picchu is located at lower altitude than Cusco and hence has a milder climate. Machu Picchu is located in a national park, apart from hosting Machu Picchu it is also famous for the large number of bird species living in this area.


Other facts about Machu Picchu worth mentioning is the fact that Machu Picchu is a site that can be visited in a very comfortable and luxurious way, taking the Hiram Bingham Luxurious train, stay in one of the great luxury hotels in Aguas Calientes such as the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel or the Sumaq Hotel. Or even stay at the site itself in the luxurious Sanctuary Lodge, giving you views of the site from your hotel. For the more adventurous there is of course the world renowned hiking and camping on the Inca Trail where you will arrive at the site through the famous Sun Gate.


Off course we could continue with writing more and more facts about Machu Picchu, a wonderful and amazing place, which is subject to the imagination of so many people and still holds so many mysteries, but it would be better for you to come and discover this awesome site on this awesome location yourself.

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