Choosing a destination for your next vacation can be difficult with so many beautiful and fascinating places in the world. If you are the head of the family, you would understand the stress of finding the destination where the whole family can enjoy and is also something different from the usual holiday destinations. Thus, if you are looking for an exotic place to spend your next vacation, then you should definitely visit the exotic Machu Picchu.
Basically, Machu Picchu is an Incan City which is still very well preserved despite its old age. Machu Picchu dates back to 1460 AD. The place is located at the height of 2430 meters above sea level and overlooks the Urubamba River that passes through the Andes Mountain. This location is ideal as it allowed the residents to fend off any attacks from enemies and also provided the slopes for harvesting crops in different levels.
What makes Machu Picchu truly fascinating is the fact that nobody has been able to figure out how such large blocks of stones were carried over to the astounding height through the mountains. But the city has been constructed using these stones that have been able to withstand the tide of time and still stand tall and magnificently. Moreover, these stones fit perfectly together and were placed in positions where they can just move back to their original position after an earthquake or any other earth shaking disasters.
Machu Picchu is not just a UNESCO World Heritage Site but it’s also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is one of the most visited places in Peru and people come from afar to this amazing place. It baffles the minds of tourists that how people who lived millennia ago and lacked the advance machinery that we have today were able to construct such an amazing city.
Machu Picchu is a great destination. You can find some great hotels nearby and this historic place would definitely fascinate your whole family. While there don’t forget to check out the historic temples the Incans made for Sun and Moon Gods. You can also expect to run into llamas grazing on the slopes of mountains.