Machu Picchu Guide
Picchu was built by the Incas during the
15th century, then abandoned during the
Spanish conquest until 1911 when American
explorer, Hiram Bigham, found it again.
Since then it has been declared a UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 1983 and in 2007,
Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven
Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet
poll. It is the main tourist attraction
of Peru and an iconic symbol of South America.
following is a travel guide to Machu Picchu
with useful information on how to get to
the lost city of the Incas. From
basic information about the Inca ruins and
surroundings like its elevation and weather,
to detailed info on the trains to Machu
Picchu and hotels there. Also, advice on
how to hike to the Inca city of Machu Picchu.