Images of Machupicchu
26 Sept 2014 | From Vanessa of Peru
This postcard seems nostalgic. I have always known about Machupicchu since I was a kid. There is a small picture of Machupicchu posted in my bedroom wall. I remember always being fascinated by it and hopes to see it one day - not just through a picture on my wall.
Machupicchu is arguably the most famous of all the archaeological sites in South America. The most-visited tourist destination in Peru, these mysterious ruins are believed to be the residence for resting and relaxation of the Inca and the elite. The Incan built structure has been deemed the “Lost Cities”, unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911. Due to it’s isolation from the rest of Peru, living in the area full time would require traveling great distances just to reach the nearest village.
Machpicchu is is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province in Peru. Vanessa describes Cusco as an amazing city. It is a fascinating city that was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cuzco is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is one of Peru's most visited cities.