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Best Tourist Attractions in Peru

Peru is a country rich in cultural anthropology, and is known as the cradle of the Inca Empire with a capital of Machu Picchu. But Machu Picchu is not the only place that can be visited in Peru. The following are some of the best tourist attractions in Peru:

1. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ("Old Mountain" in Quechua language; often called "the lost Inca City") is the a site of pre-Columbian Inca ruins are located in the mountainous region at an altitude of about 2350 m. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km northwest of Cusco. Machu Picchu is a symbol of the most famous Inca Empire. Built in about 1450, but abandoned a hundred years later, when the Spaniards conquered Inca Empire. Machu Picchu was built by the ancient Inca style with polished stone walls. The main building is the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the room Three windows. These places are referred to as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.

2. Urubamba river

Urubamba river, is the river well respected Incas, Peru native tribes. This stream is ideal for rafting while enjoying the scenery and also the sacred valley and Machu Picchu Andes mountains.

3. Colca Canyon

No one really knows how deep Colca canyon, but scientists estimate the canyon is about twice the depth of Grand Canyon. But the canyon is definitely has a spectacular view, the combination of the valley, local agriculture, the volcano is still active and is also a green oasis.

4. Manu National Park

Manu National Park has the climate of the combined results of the cold Andes mountains and Amazon jungle tropical heat. This unique climate resulted in this national park has a variety of species of flora and fauna are unique and also at least one million different insect species.

5. Nasca lines

Nasca lines is the main rival Machu Picchu as the most visited tourist attractions. Nasca lines are giant images printed on the farm and can only be seen from space. This image is believed to be the result of human actions outer space who came to earth millions of years ago, but some who believe this line is part of religious ritual.

6. Andes mountains

Andes Mountains has a steep slope and a steep road. But this is making the right mountain bike trails. You can ride across the Andes mountains while also saw the ruins of the Incas.