Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley. Often referred to as the “City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. Since the site was not known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is highly significant as a relatively intact cultural site. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The views of the iconic city are spectacular! I arrived to Machu Picchu site via Intipuncu (Sun Gate) trekking 2-Day Inca Trail. Incredible experience! Next day I met the sunrise at Machu Picchu and explored the city…
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I love those photos with the suns rays . The area feels so spiritual . I am sure the energy there is just heart warming ?
Thanks, Natasha. Yes, the site is a wonderful place for meditation. However, it gets crowded very fast.
I’m in love with your photos!
They are all breathtaking!!
I always wanted to visit Machu Picchu, but now even more than ever!
Thank you, Jasmine! I am so glad you liked the photos! You should definitely visit Machu Picchu.
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Beautiful photo series, Alex. The light was good when I was there, but it was more dramatic for your visit — and you took full advantage of it in a very skilful way. And that’s a pretty scary view of an alpaca, too!!!
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Appreciate your comment, Andrew. The light and clouds were truly amazing that morning.
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Excellent photography! The expression on the llama’s face is hilarious!
Thanks, James! Yes, the llama is the highlight of this post :)
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