UPDATED POST! Here is my next Travel Destination Guide sharing Amazing Adventures – Machu Picchu. Explore with me one of the most amazing Wonders of the World located in Peru. Machu Picchu has the Andes Mountain Range. The Temple of the Three Windows. Miraflores Park and so much more. Voted by millions one of the most important modern day attractions for you to know more about. This post may even help you decide on your next holiday destination. Let’s travel Machu Picchu style.
Machu Picchu is an archaeological wonder. It can be found in the Andes Mountain range in South America, Perú specifically. The complex is a wonder of architecture, design and history. The Incas called it home. The area has been determined that the site served as for veneration and religious practices.
The area does a very good job of protecting the site from a tourist overflow. Preserving the beauty of the area is of high importance. This preservation means makes future plan to spend some holidays in South America a must do on your list. Like most destinations in the country, a trip to Machu Picchu is not very expensive if planned ahead. Consider diving into the historical places that Perú has to offer. Remember the area’s official rainy season is October through April. Ticket Machu Picchu has the how, the when, and the where for ticket information.
History with a View
As for the site itself, it is 2430 meters above sea level. It is divided into two zones. The agricultural one, that includes a vast network of artificial terraces. The urban one, formed by diverse constructions and squares.
In the agricultural zones the steps, carved from the stone, stand out. You can also find magnificent views in the different lookouts that overlook the valley. The lookouts are perfect to rest and enjoy the panoramic, and even take a pic-nic!
The Temple of the Three Windows
On the other hand the urban area surrounds the main star of the show, the Sacred Plaza. The Plaza was first designed as a political center. The Center contains three of the main must see buildings. The Temple of the Three Windows. Machu Picchu’s Main Temple. And lastly the Intihuatana. Intihuantana is a monolithic sculpture carved in granite stone that is believed to be used as an astronomical calendar.
It is here that you can indulge in the Incan culture. Explore and discover their rituals, traditions, and even religion. Take a trip to the past you will be amazed by how different their lifestyle was. There is more than just history in Machu Picchu. You will be surrounded by the modern peruvian culture in one of the most breathtaking sites in the world.
Outside of the complex, Perú in general is also a very attractive destination for you to experience. Peru has it all! Ecotourism in many Inca ruins situated in valleys and canyons. Birds that float right in front of you due to thermal currents. To “Distrito Miraflores”, where one can rest from trekking and sightseeing all day. The District is a beachfront resort. Here you can dine, shop global brands and local artesanies, gamble or just have a drink.
Amazing Adventures – Machu Picchu
Thanks for joining me while we explored and discovered Amazing Adventures – Machu Picchu. In the end, a visit to Machu Picchu is much more than just historical buildings and old cultures. It is the experience of aspects of the same culture both ancient and modern while exposing yourself to grandiose sceneries.
What place do you think is as pretty as Machu Picchu in Perú? Feel free to tell me about your own experiences in the comments.
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Erin at Wonder Lesch
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I use to work with a para who was originally from there. She would show me pics when she would go back,… so beautiful!