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The Wonders of Machu Picchu

We finally made it to Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World! After months of anticipation, we were able to witness and explore one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Nestled among the tall mountain peaks near the Sacred Valley of Peru, Machu Picchu is still somewhat of an archeological mystery to many. Was it a holy village for shamans and other Incan authorities, or was it a winter retreat built for noblility? While there’s still some debate going on, what is clear is that Machu Picchu is truly one of the most spectacular, man-made wonders of history. Trust us when we tell you that these photos don’t do this place any justice–you have to see it for yourself!

The raging rapids near Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu

View of the main square

The iconic scene of Machu Picchu with Wayna Picchu in the background

The main entrance into the site

Sky-high view of Machu Picchu from above, on a ledge off Wayna Picchu

Trekking through the jungle-like path around Wayna Picchu

Water break inside the caves of the Moon Temple

Layers of agricultural terraces surround the main buildings of Machu Picchu

An Inca bridge connects the cliffside paths into Machu Picchu

Steep steps along the long hike up Wayna Picchu

One Response to The Wonders of Machu Picchu

  1. Chi Tran says:

    buy me a ticket and I will see it for

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