Today we had a very early start – Managed to be in first 3 bus-loads of visitors to depart Aguas Callientes (also known as Machupicchu Pueblo) for the Machupicchu site.

Machupicchu complex is believed to have been built during the reign of the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). It was abandoned before the spanish conquest in the 1500’s and only “rediscovered” by the outside world in 1911. There are many theories as to the nature of the site, but regardless of the original purpose and the reasons for eventual abandonment, Machupicchu is a stunning town planning and civil engineering feat.

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