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The Mountainside Above Machu Picchu, Peru

The Mountainside Above Machu Picchu, Peru

The Mountainside Above Machu Picchu, Peru

Built sometime in the 1450s during the reign of the Inca Empire, the Macha Picchu refers to an ancient Inca site situated 2,430 meters or 7,970 feet above sea level. It can be found in the region of Cusco, Urumbamba, Machupicchu in Peru. It was constructed for the emperor the Inca Empire back then named Pachacuti. It is one of the most iconic landmarks of the Inca civilization.

It was abandoned 100 years later during the Spanish invasion. But to preserve the culture and heritage of the ancient ruins, some of these were rebuilt and have been opened to tourists. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

The Mountainside Above Machu Picchu, Peru

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