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Special: Machu Picchu in Peru — travelux


As part of our trip to South America last year, we visited the famous Inca site Machu Picchu. A must-see on most travellers ‘places to visit list’!

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Machu Picchu is located on a mountain in the Cusco Region, about 80 kilometres away from Cusco. The Urubamba River flows through the valley below. It is believed to have been constructed in the 15th century, but was abandoned at the time of the Spanish Conquest. For a long period of time, the Inca site was unknown internationally. In 1911, however, an American historian called Hiram Bingham made it known wordwide. Since 1983 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was voted to be one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

How to get to Machu Picchu

Getting to Machu Picchu is not an easy task. When we went to Machu Picchu last year…

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