Machu Picchu, probably one of the more enigmatic places of South America and hence one of the biggest attractions this continent has to offer. One of the New 7 World Wonders, this is Peru’s proud and a marvel to see.
Facts about Machu Picchu;
Some interesting facts about Machu Picchu and its discoverer; Machu Picchu officially was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, a Yale professor responsible for several excursions and discoveries in mainly Peru. However there are dozens of testimonials of people having been to Machu Picchu going back as far as 1847. Hiram Bingham was for sure the first to excavate and document Machu Picchu in detail.
Some other facts about Machu Picchu; Machu Picchu is the most visited attraction in South America welcoming over one million visitors a year. Machu Picchu is located at lower altitude then Cusco and hence has a milder climate. Machu Picchu is located in a national park known apart from Machu Picchu for the large number bird species living in this area.
Other facts about Machu Picchu worth to mention is the fact that Machu Picchu is a site that can be visited in a very nice and luxurious way, taking the Hiram Bingham Luxurious train, stay in one of the great luxury hotels in Aguas Calientes such as the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel or the Sumaq Hotel. Or even stay at the site itself in the luxurious Sanctuary Lodge, giving you views of the site from your hotel. On the other end, hiking and camping on the famous Inca Trail and arrive at the site through the famous Sun Gate.
Off course we could continue with writing more and more facts about Machu Picchu, this wonderful and amazing place, which is subject to the imagination of so many people and still holds so many mysteries, but it would be better for you to come and discover this awesome site on this awesome location yourself.