Machu Picchu is the best combination of nature and architecture. Anybody that will try to talk about Peru will say Machu Picchu is symbol of Peru. So, in any picture relating Peru or South America there will came out a photo of Machu Picchu, but why is that happen? It is simple; Machu Picchu is the most important discovery from the past century, is the most important archaeological center in the Entire Americas and it its the most important legacy of our ancestors the Incas to the humanity. It is a perfect example of harmony between nature and humans, a harmony that we have forgotten throughout this last year's where no one cares about the global warming and the environmental pollution.
Well this is not an article talking about who contaminates and or what causes more danger or stress. This is just a paragraph to talk how nice Machu Picchu is, why you should come and do Machu Picchu Tours.
It was made during the XV century by a group of natives from the Inca territory that put their maximum effort building temples for their gods, specialized groups in cutting stones, transporting them to place to be built, a group of people specialized in doing perfect platforms to support the most beautiful temples that remains and amazes all visitors, all expert people under management of great architects and engineers from Cusco. There is no photo or a word that can describe the magnificent Machu Picchu at all, only you can feel it when you arrive in it and you walk by its each sector and streets. Indescribable sector such as:
The Guard House
An miss interpretation of the building that stays at the very top of the agriculture sector, it was a workshop building in front of the agricultural worship rock, if you want the portraits photo you must climb up to that point, it provides great overlook of the entire machu picchu.
Main Gate; it was the official gate to Machu Picchu, the inca trailends in the gate to Machu Picchu, remains intact, built with carved rocks with an spot for the city guard. The Quarry; it is an unfinished sector that own huge rocks ready to be cut and form part of temples and houses. The Sun Temple; it consists in the most impressive building in machu picchu, it has a semicircular shape that uses a giant rock as its foundation, the niches and walls are perfectly made, also it is important to mention its two windows oriented, each one to an specific solstice, the temple stays above the probable Pacha Mama temple "mother earth
temple", that erroneously is described as the royal tomb, If all the Incas where mummified and Worshiped in Cusco there was no royal tomb in machu picchu.
The Water Fountains, a total of sixteen water fountains that you can see in machu picchu citadel, each are unique and the most impressive is the third one, stays right in front of the
gate that faces to the Wayna Picchu mountain, the fountain is just hard to describe, you should be there and try to find a word to describe it. The Inca Temple; or just named royal
residence located only a few steps from the fountains, it consists in imposing two buildings with height gates each one with its own workshop, a mortar type carved rock in the patio and a large building at the back side. The Condor Temple; a great sample of art work where the Incan architects represented in abstract a big condor facing east, on the wings of the condor stays three niches, that would be a good representation of heaven. The Mortars
Temple; the perfect name for this is the Stars Temple, a large building that had no roof, in the center of the building keeps two rocks, carved in mortar shape that were used to provide liquid offering for the gods and stars, that also has a window that is at the east and at each solstice the sunshine gets inside that frames each mortar. The Religious Sector; it is formed by a group of impressive buildings where you will see the famous three windows temple and its Chacana stone or abstract Southern Cross representation, then the main temple, just a big building with enormous stones at each site, has perfect niches and a large stone that once was used to keep golden idols, next to it there is a rock in the ground that it just like the southern cross, and its corners are perfectly oriented to the magnetic cardinal points.
The Intiwatana Sector; or Sun fastener, it is located in the highest point of the entire citadel it keeps on top the unique intact stone from this type of rocks, that is an expression of huge knowledge it is the Incas astronomical and agricultural calendar rock, it also a perfect point for photos. Descending from this the trail will lead to the Worship rock, it has two thatched workshops, at just meters behind there is the gate for Wayna Picchu Mountain and the Great Cave; to climb this mountain and get the great cave you need to buy a ticket on advance, and make sure there is availability by the time you book.
The mentioned sector are same samples about the magnificent of machu picchu, better to come in Peru and see it by yourself, but before anything else pay attention to the following:
Machu Picchu is restricted to certain number of visitors per day.
To Climb up Wayna Picchu Mountain you need to pay an extra fee and has a limit to only 200 people at 07:00 hrs. and another same for the second go at 10:00 hours.
To get machu Picchu there are many options; You can hike the four days inca trail, take Biking through the Inca Jungle Road, the salkantay trek, Choquequirao to Machu Picchu trail, Vilcabamba to Machu Picchu, Lares Trekto Machu Picchu, or take the easy way, Train Journey in two days one night, or a full day trip.
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