The Lost City Of The Incas.FEB.19.2007.
Machu Picchu is 80 kilometers northwest of Cusco
, on the crest of the mountain Machu Picchu, located about 2,350 meters (7,710 feet) above sea level. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in South America and the most visited tourist attraction in Peru.
View of Huayna Picchu and the neighborhood. View of Huayna Picchu and the archaeological site.
I waited for so long to visit Machu Picchu
. I only have seen it and read it in books and magazines, but being there was totally different. Everything's huge and perfect.
Jana (Czech) and I took the train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, we spent a night there and visited these Inca ruins a day later. Initially, we climbed Machu Picchu mountain, in order to have a good perspective of the whole neighborhood and the area itself. Then we went back down to the neighborhood, walked around the place and finally climbed Huayna Picchu mountain.
I wondered how the Incas were able to build all of this neighborhood without the use of the wheel. The stone-made walls look pretty solid even after centuries of being built. I enjoyed the views from Machu Picchu and Hayna Picchu mountain tops, which were great and amazing. It took us a whole day to get to know a bit about this mystic place in the peruvian Andes.