Have you ever heard of a village / town in the clouds? Well, definitely cool, huh? If there is a tourist spot like that. But indeed there is a village that is located very high up into the clouds. The village was named Machu Picchu or often referred to as “The Lost Incan City”. The Machu Picchu village is a village located in the Urubamba valley, a mountain that is the height of 2,350 meters above sea level in Peru, South America.
History of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a village that has become a UNESCO world heritage site since 1983. Its existence is very valuable because it is an important history ofthe civilization Inca Empire located in Latin America. The village of Machu Picchu was built around 1450 by the Inca Empire, using the style of ancient Incan architecture, in which a wall of polished stones decorates all existing buildings in the small village measuring 500 x 200 meters. But the Incas were a native tribe of Machu Picchu had to give up their land to the Spaniards who conquered kingdoms 100 years later. According to a source circulating in cyberspace, people who lived in this village of about 750 people.
Since it was rediscovered by an archaeologist from Yale University’s Hiram Bingham III in 1911, the villages that once had been forgotten now recovered and become a very attractive tourist spot.
Machu Picchu Current
Every day, 2,000 tourists from different countries vying to get to Machu Picchu. The beauty of Machu Picchu is located above the clouds is the main attraction. Although only a relic of the old buildings of the Incas, but when you get to the top of the mountain surrounded by high cliffs and dense forest, you will feel something extraordinary.
There are 3 main buildings in this village, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun and the Three window room. The Incas also famous as the tribe worshiping the sun, they think the sun is a god.
The streets that must be taken to get to Machu Picchu is very difficult, steep road and the zig-zag should you go through to get to the top of the mountain. But do not worry guys.. Because Peru is already modern, so you just need to ride the tour bus to get to this village.Fun, yes!
Along the way, you will see an amazing sight. Forming terraced rice fields visible cleanly, other than that the stones are arranged to irrigation canals, trees, steep cliffs and many other sights that will accompany during the trip. For those of you who want a taste of real adventure, you can also walk through the steep cliffs and rocky terrain. Although travel time longer, but saving costs.
Towards Machu Picchu
To get to Machu Picchu, you can through the station Inca Trail. This station is the only way to get to Machu Picchu. From the Inca Trail, you then can go down in Aguas Calientes. Then from Agus Calientes you just need to ride the tour bus to the top of Machu Picchu.