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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of seven new wonders of the World. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city is often referred to as the "City of the Incas". It is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.

Since its discovery in 1911, a growing number of tourists visit Machu Picchu. It is most visited tourist attraction in Peru.

It is widely believed that US explorer Hiram Bingham discovered the city but recent discovery in 1911, but recent study found that the city was never lost and there are many mentions of the place in ancient litereture and maps.