Peru: Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is situated in Cuzco in Peru and is a 15th century old city of the Inca people. Machu Picchu was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted as one of the 7 world wonders. It is the most famous tourist attraction of Peru and plays a major part of the (tourism) income of Peru. Machu Picchu is situated on top of a mountain ridge above the Urubamba River. The site of Machu Picchu consists of 140 structures or buildings. These include temples, parks, houses, sanctuaries, water fountains and hundreds of steps. One way to visit Machu Picchu is to follow the Inca Trail, build by the Inca’s. Depending on how fast you walk, most tourists can conquer the trail in 2 to 4 days. The trail starts in Cuzco and goes up to the Andes mountain range.  The growing number of tourists is also a big threat to the World Heritage site, because hotels and restaurants are being build, which may damage the site.

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