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Visit Machu Picchu without Stepping Outside!

A deal by , 30. Mar. 2020 5:11 am

Today we're taking you down to Peru to visit one of the icons of human civilization without even having to leave home. Luckily, one day some folks at google decided to mount some cameras on a backpack and make this virtual tour of Machu Picchu possible.

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Before starting the tour, we wanted to give you a little bit of historical background:

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel dating back to the 15th century, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a mountain ridge at about 7,972 feet above sea level. It is located in the Cuzco region, in the province of Urubamba, about 50 miles away from the city of Cuzco.

Often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas," it is one of the most prominent icons of the ancient Incan civilization. The Incas built the city around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest. Although known locally, the colonial Spanish didn't know it was there and it remained unknown to the outside world until historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.

Machu Picchu was built in the classic Inca style, with dry stone walls. The three main structures are Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of Three Windows . Most of the peripheral buildings have been rebuilt to give tourists a better idea of how they looked originally. In 1976, 30% of Machu Picchu was restored and the restoration continues today.

Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Shrine in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, as well as making the list as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It is the third largest archaeological site in the world after Pompei and Ostia Antica!

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Just click the link below and find yourself on the other side of the equator in the middle of the Andes!

Head to the Virtual Tour

Pirate Tip: you can use on the link from smartphone, but to fully enjoy the experience we recommend you to do it with a tablet or desktop computer.

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Visit Machu Picchu without Stepping Outside!

Visit Machu Picchu without Stepping Outside!