The Incas built the “lost city” of Machu Picchu on a mountaintop, surrounded by temples, terraces, and water channels. Explorer Hiram Bingham III found it in 1911, and Machu Picchu has since captivated the imagination of countless travelers. The complex reflects the wisdom and know-how of ancient Peruvians, who built it with huge blocks of stone cut and wedged together precisely without any mortar. Machu Picchu also appeals for its gorgeous setting, crossed by trails and full of captivating spots such as the Sacred Valley, with its vivid green terraces.
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