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Table of Contents

History of Machu Picchu
Some Facts about the Incas
Some Facts about the Inca Empire
Some Facts about Machu Picchu
Building Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Geography and Climate
Machu Picchu Layout
Religious Artifacts of Machu Picchu
Temple of the Sun
Temple of the Three Windows
Principal Temple
Civil Structures of Machu Picchu
Agricultural Sector
Living Places
Huayna Picchu
Machu Picchu Transportation
Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)
Machu Picchu Transport
Shopping in Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Nightlife
Machu Picchu Sports Activities
Multi-Sport in Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Health and Safety
Getting Around:
Machu Picchu Hotels
Machu Picchu Restaurants
Final Words
Author Bio


Machu Picchu is a place, very few people have heard of. It was not until 1911 that people became aware of it. This is a magical city right up there in the clouds. Interested yet? Let us learn more about this amazing place called Machu Picchu. About the people who built it, about the period when it was built, how it was built, how was this amazing place like and who discovered it.

A professor from Yale Hiram Bingham used to explore the less travelled and used to look out for hidden places. He was looking everywhere for Vilcabamba but nobody knew about it. Then he met with someone called Arteaga and Bingham asked him about the presence of any nearby ruins. Arteaga informed him about ruins on the top of the mountains named Machu Picchu but was reluctant to take him there because of presence of snakes. Bingham tried to offer him money and ultimately Arteaga agreed. They started the journey to the top of the mountain. They found a boy and Bingham asked him if there were any ruins. They went on and found some Inca stones and they stumbled upon a majestic stone staircase. Upon climbing the top of the staircase, they found a stone temple and got mesmerized by the beauty of the place.

They found another temple which was as enthralling. Bingham had a black box camera and he wanted to take some pictures, the 1st picture being that of the boy. Then he saw some vines in a distance and Bingham thought that it must be Vilcabamba. However, he removed the vines and understood that didn’t discover Vilcabamba, fortune has been kind enough to lead him to a place that is even more wonderful. He had discovered Machu Picchu.

The Machu Picchu was built by the Incas, around 1430. It was a small city but was built way on the top of the Andes mountain range. It was built at a remote place and was built between two peaks of the mighty Andes and at a height of 8,000 feet above the sea level. Known as the land of Gods- Machu Picchu was quite an organized society with all the services- military, financial, tax, goods etc. With over 150 structures including homes, palaces and temples. No doubt that Machu Picchu is “the city in the clouds.”

Reisen und Abenteuer
30. Januar
Mendon Cottage Books

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