If you’ve been a curious tourist and wanted to explore historic places, then Machu Picchu is one of the best attractions to visit. The place is known as the lost city and it attracts millions of tourists from around the world every single year.
The place is well situated at the height which also welcomes the wave healers. Tourists can also go hiking on the Rainbow Mountain Peru which is known as the most attractive mountain range in the world with its incredibly beautiful natural amenities.
Regardless of what have, you learned from the internet or archaeology and history, there are much lesser known and interesting facts about Machu Picchu that you might not know.
Machu Picchu is not actually a hidden/lost city
Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham III in 1911. However, he was not looking for this city actually, he was searching for the Vilcabamba which was the hidden capital of Inca. The place became famous and now it is known as the lost city of Inca. Today, the place is no less beautiful than any of the 7 wonders of the world.
There’s so much more to explore
Being known as the hidden place, Machu Picchu has got plenty of other places which make them the must-visit places during your trip to this historic place. You will get to explore beautiful walls, the best of civil engineering, racing trails and much more. The place is full of awesomeness which is why millions of tourists get attracted to visit it.
Reaching there for free
If you don’t mind working out a little bit, you can walk up for free and can walk down. There are different types of transportation services available to reach up to the Machu Picchu such as Train Services and Bus Services. However, if you like to walk, you can choose your best buddy and can walk up to the highest point of Machu Picchu.
Don’t forget to visit the hidden Museum
There are only a few people know that there is a hidden Museum also available at Machu Picchu. Yes, you can visit this place to know the historic equipment, weapon and much more if you really like to know the history behind this place. It’s a must visit the place during your trip to Machu Picchu.
And then, there’s a secret temple too!
The temple is situated in between the mountains which are completely hidden. You can’t see the temple easily, however, with proper guidance, you will be able to make it to this ancient temple during your visit.
Machu Picchu welcomes the racers!
Inca Trail is very famous and every year, marathoners take place and race along the 26 miles long race. Thousands of racers take place to this Marathon, you can search on the Internet for more information about the dates and other information about this Marathon. It offers a memorable time which you can cherish for the lifetime.
The Rules of Entrance
There are certain rules you need to follow before entering the entrance gate of Machu Picchu. The official tourism website has listed down all the rules which each one of you needs to know before visiting the place. There is no toilet, no place to buy water bottles, no snacks. Make sure you take all the required stuff while your visit to Machu Picchu.
Multiple viewing peaks!
Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the world which attracts millions of tourists every year. The Machu Picchu Mountain is quite big and there is an opposite viewing point also available from where you can take a glimpse of the entire structure of Machu Picchu. Initially, there is a limitation to climb the fame Huayna Picchu peak with only 400 people. However, you can take the opposite turn and can climb the opposite site which is 1,640 feet tall. You can get a perfect view of the Machu Picchu from this site.