|Machu Picchu, Peru|
Today we took the train from Cusco down to Machu Picchu. (The elevation of Cuzco is over 11,000 feet (3399 meters); the elevation of Machu Picchu is 7,972 feet (2,430 meters) above sea level.)
|Taking the train to Machu Picchu|
|View from the hotel window.|
|Machu Picchu, viewed from above. For scale, note the size of the people compared to the ruins.|
|Machu Picchu was built by the Incas more than 500 years ago. It was part of a large network of settlements throughout the Andes.|
|A path leads down into the valley below Machu Picchu|
|Amazingly, no mortar was used for building the walls of Machu Picchu|
In 1983, Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more about Machu Picchu, click HERE.
For Owen Floody's report on Machu Picchu (TIT Jan 2, 2017), click HERE.
For Scott Chandler's report on Machu Picchu (TIT Nov 28, 2016), click HERE.