Travel to the ancient past of the Incas

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a magical area, full of history that should be visited for its beauty, peace and spiritual content! To say that Machu Picchu is one of the new seven wonders of the modern world, which is the largest archaeological monument, South America and is the most mystical of the continent, is lead and repeat what everyone probably knows, even those who yet are not lucky enough to visit. There is a different view, more interesting, the historical perspective that allows ancestral discover what is really meant Machu Picchu, the legacy he left hundreds of years after its completion and meaning for an ancient culture like the Peruvian.

Machu Picchu

Photography by szeke

There are several access roads to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the fascinating thing is that from the beginning and is an adventure, can be reached by issuing, either by the famous Inca Trail or by another route to walk from the ruins of Choquequirao , although most approaches the train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo. The journey by train is shorter but no less interesting. Travelers arriving in the town of Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu once located in the province of Urubamba, Cusco, people bathed in the river of the same name of the province.

Climbing Ollantaytambo

Photography by Teosaurio

From the beginning of the arrival many agree that there is an air different travelers to live a sensation never before experienced, many say they feel a unique mystique, one that proves that the place has its own soul and that involves all lucky Machu Picchu tread can cost put into words something that rose to spirituality.

The citadel is basically a huge rock structure set in the middle of the jungle Cusco, has called agricultural training platforms and an urban area where presumably the people journeyed Inca. This urban area is divided into a sector called Hanan, where we find what were once streets, stables, workshops, rooms, kitchens, and in the quarry bottom. Elsewhere is the Temple of the Sun consists of several buildings in which they outlined the great Tower, some historians speculate that it might be the mausoleum of the Inca Pachacutec. We also find in this area sacred Square with its famous Temple of the three windows and the monument Intihuatana (sundial).

Travel to the ancient past of the Incas

Photography by James Wilson

At the northern end of the citadel are called Urin sector, where we find the set of the three doors of mortars or acllahuasi, the condor and the staircases and fountains.

Explain the greatness and beauty of this place is almost impossible with words, probably the most sublime descriptions fall short of their feet, though the nearest words could be magical and incredible. Cultural greatness can be seen in every corner of Machu Picchu is indescribable, can be summarized as a journey to the past grandeur of the Inca culture.

The appellant reflection can lead anyone to wonder how big a culture is almost extinct, so be thankful that this great legacy that links us closely with the past, as many American generations because of that can turn to the past and feel proud of what they were before and they are now.

Good trip to Machu Picchu!

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