Machu Picchu: Icon of Peru and the Inca civilization

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2016/10/21 12:53:39

Highlights: Built in the 15th century, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru, has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1983 for being “an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization." It stands at an altitude of 2,430 meters and is regarded as a must-see destination in Peru.

  • The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu seen on August 26, 2008. The site was uncovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. Photo: CFP

  • The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu seen on August 26, 2008. The site was uncovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. Photo: CFP

  • The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu seen on August 26, 2008. The site was uncovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. Photo: CFP

  • Pictured is the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, captured on October 22, 2007. Photo: CFP

  • Pictured is the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, captured on October 22, 2007. Photo: CFP

  • Pictured is the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, captured on October 22, 2007. Photo: CFP






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