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Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu, “Old Peak” ) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level1. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Inca Empire.
Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Since it was not plundered by the Spanish when they conquered the Incas, it is especially important as a cultural site and is considered a sacred place.

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landscape, peru, machu picchu, samerica

Comments

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 5 years ago

    krasota kakaya!

  • spasibo!

    – vadim19

  • Memaa
    Memaaabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, Vadim. Missed you. Did you go on vacation, again! LOL :))

  • Thank you, Sue! Yes, I did.

    – vadim19

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful scenery, awesome capture!

  • Barbara, many thanks!

    – vadim19

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful view!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Sveta!

    – vadim19

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 5 years ago

    Machu Picchu is a truly amazing location and one that most people would love to visit and see for themselves one day, a well chosen elevated viewpoint looking down on the ancient civilization with a wondrous mountain backdrop, very well captured and documented Vadim,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thank you very much, Rod! It is a really special place, very unique, which is definitely worth a visit. Regards, Vadim

    – vadim19

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    What a fabulous place and capture!

  • Many thanks, Bela! Regards, Vadim

    – vadim19

  • Fremme
    Fremmeabout 5 years ago

    this is a place I have to see in my lifetime, love the historic side and thanks for all the info, great perspective, awesome colors, great shot

  • Thank you for your kind words, fremme! Much appreciated. Regards, Vadim

    – vadim19

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 5 years ago

    Oh! This is gorgeous! Such a wonderful capture of this fantastic place! Instant fav!

  • Ginny, thank yo very much! Regards, Vadim

    – vadim19

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature. View others here

  • Thnk you very much for the feature, EarthGipsy! regards, Vadim

    – vadim19

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 5 years ago
    One place in all the world I would like to go to . You are so lucky to have been there .Fantastic capture Congratulations on your feature .!!!.
  • Thaqnk you, Lilian!

    – vadim19

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