Machu Picchu – Wonder of the World

 Machu Picchu – Wonder of the World

machu picchu wonder of the worldThe lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu situated in the region of Cuzco, Peru was ranked among the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 through an international poll. It was first discovered by a young Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham lll on July 24, 1911 when he was on the expedition to search for the ancient Inca ruins in the Andean Mountains of Peru. Don’t miss reading about 7 Wonders of the World we are living in.

Machu Picchu meaning ‘Old Peak’ is one of the most fascinating sites in the world located at an altitude of about 8000 feet. It is a small city in Andes that lies about 44 miles northwest of Cuzco and is about 3000 feet above the Urubamba Valley. It was built around 1450 by the Inca ruler Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui.

Machu Picchu was built in classical Inca style having polished dry-stone walls. Its main three buildings are the “Intihuatana”, “the Temple of the Sun”, and the “Room of the Three Windows”. It was thought as a sacred, ritual city and an astronomical observation site. Its largest peak was called ‘Huayna Picchu’ and is known as the “hitching post of the sun.” Today, Machu Picchu in Peru has become top tourist attraction attracting millions of visitors every year.

When to go to Machu Picchu, Peru:
Peru has two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Dry season falls between May and September and is best time to visit Machu Picchu as during these months crowd is less and soon high season comes.

Where to live close to Machu Picchu, Peru:

The hotels near to Machu Picchu, Peru are:

  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu
  • Hatuchay Tower Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
  • Hanaqpacha Inn Hotel
  • Sumaq Machu Pichu Hotel, San SEBASTIáN
  • Hotel Boutique La Cabana


  • Rupawasi – Condor House
  • Pirwa Hostels Machu Picchu
  • Gringo Bill’s Hotel

Where to go at the Machu Picchu, Peru:

Top attractions near Machu Picchu, Peru to visit are:

  • The Sacred Valley or the Inca Trail
  • Museo de Historia Natural
  • City of Arequipa
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Museo de Arte Virreinal de Santa Teresa

What to do at the Machu Picchu, Peru:

Things to do at Machu Picchu, Peru are:

  • Huayna Picchu
  • Cola de Mono Zipline
  • Winawayna
  • Gate of the Sun (Intipuncu)
  • Moon Temple
  • Temple of the Sun
  • Temple of the Three Windows
  • Paucarcancha Ruins
  • Puyapatamarca
  • Llaqtapata
  • Intihuatana Stone
  • Sayacmarca
  • The Ruins of Intipata

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