Inka Jungle trail (4 days, 3 nights) Day 4
Trip Start Oct 03, 2012
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What I did
Machu Picchu mountain
Machu Picchu! The Lost city of the Incas! One of the best places to go in the world! Everyone who has the opportunity to travel should pay a visit to this place. Not so much for the archeological ruins, which are indeed amazing, but for the whole nature experience
Machu Picchu was basically a place where the Inca would go with his followers to rest and a ceremonial center. It was also functioning as a school for the children of the nobility. But it was not a city. There were only a few rooms for the Inca.
The Inca empire only lasted around 100 years and
No archeological, valuable items were found at the site. It was rediscovered in a way, the Quecha people (the people of the Inca) always new about it, by the American Hiram Bingham in 1911. It was built around the 15th century ac, not that long ago.
One of the amazing things of the site is the engineering that was used to built it.