Pictures of Machu Picchu, the Lost Incan Capital in Peru
It’s easy to see why Machu Picchu was chosen to be a New Seven Wonder of the World. Like the humbling Temples of Angkor Complex in Cambodia, Machu Picchu is an architectural marvel created by one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Abandoned and lost for hundreds of years, the resilient stone city rises above Amazon Rainforest, proudly resting on a flat mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley.
Below is a collection of some of our favourite pictures of Machu Picchu.
Inca Trail hikers approaching the city of stone terraces
Man-made architectural marvel
The city rests on the spine of a mountain, with steep cliff drops on both sides
Morning peacefulness before the tour bus crowds arrive
It’s safe to say that enemies won’t be attacking from behind
After the gruelling 4-day Inca Trail hike, the treasure at the end was definitely worth the pain!
Llamas grazing in the lush grounds inside the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site
Thick rainforest clouds create an unparalleled sense of mystic and serenity
Stone window with a view
Llamas enjoying the hot morning sun
Dream fulfilled - happy Cam!
The stone architecture is remarkably resilient, intact after hundreds of years of neglect
Views of the sophisticated stone terrace system
It’s easy to envision what the powerful city looked like at its peak
This is one of my favourite shots
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu exceeded our high expectations.
It was a life experience that we will cherish forever!
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was one of the greatest accomplishments we’ve experienced together as a married couple. As the most popular attraction in Peru, and perhaps the world, the treasure at the end of the challenging trail rewards you with brilliant images and mystical landscapes that leave you pinching yourself in disbelief.
I’m trying not over sell it, but it really is THAT good!
Have you visited the Incan lost city of Machu Picchu? Did it meet your expectations?
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