Sunday, July 24, 2011

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is often referred to as the lost city of the Incas. Although known locally the lost city was unknown to the outside world tell around 1911. Since this time Machu Picchu has become a very important and popular tourist attraction for Peru. Most of the site has been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of what it might have looked like. In 2007 the site was voted one of the new seven wonders of the world in a worldwide Internet poll.

The Spanish were unaware of Machu Picchu during their conquest. So it is really an intact culture site. Machu Picchu was built in typical Inca style. It's three Main building are Intihuatana, Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Window these the building are located in what is known as the Sacred District. Machu Picchu is 7973 feet of both sea level where the air is quite thin. When you visit you must be aware of this in case you have any problems such as shortness of breath also there is quite a bit of walking involved as you must climb many steps. I know this article is off my beaten path as I usually discuss different islands of the world but I thought you might like a change. So if you are looking for a total new and different part of the world to explore try Machu Piccu located in Peru.