Amazing view of Machu Picchu from the Inca
Trail, near the Guard House (called the Watchman's hut). The Guard House is
built in a style called wayrona (quechua word), a three-sided structure open
at one end of a long side.
The Lost City of Incas, Machu Picchu is without doubt
the most recognizable symbol of Inca Civilization. "The Inca Trail", as it
is known now, was the Royal Highway that led pilgrims and officials of the
Empire to the Sacred City of the Incas.
What makes the Inca Trail so special is the
stunning combination of Inca ruins, incredible views, the Andes scenery,
exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety. Over 250 species of
orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as
numerous birds such as hummingbirds, waterfowl and the majestic Andean
Survivor: the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu,
Machu Picchu Slideshow.
Machu Picchu: Top Ten Feats of Man-Made
Picked by by Leslie E. Robertson. the
éminence grise of American engineering.
The American explorer who found the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911.
Hiram Bingham at Machu Picchu
The inspiration for Indiana Jones?