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Machu Picchu - The lost city of the Incas - Peru

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Machu Picchu (del quechua, machu pikchu, "Montaña vieja") es el nombre contemporáneo que se dá a un antiguo poblado andino construido a mediados del siglo XV en el promontoria rocoso que une las montañas Machu Picchu y Huayna Picchu en los Andes Centrales, al sur de Perú.

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A: Temple Complex from Central Plaza

Af Arroz Marisco, 50 meter væk

The place swarmed now with tourists became more like a busy theme park on a Sunday morning and walkin...

Temple Complex from Central Plaza

B: Machu Picchu

Af Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 100 meter væk

Machu Picchu

C: Intihuatana Rock Jpg

Af Arroz Marisco, 110 meter væk

"Intihuatana" is a curious stone pillar that occupies a prime location on a flat-top pyramid near the...

Intihuatana Rock Jpg

D: The Inca Terraces in Machu Picchu - Peru

Af Sidnei José Romano, 130 meter væk

The Inca Terraces in Machu Picchu - Peru

E: Urubamba Valley From The Residential Sector

Af Arroz Marisco, 150 meter væk

A thin blanket of cloud soon hovered above the verdant green Urubamba Valley shutting out the last ra...

Urubamba Valley From The Residential Sector

F: Our Nica-Machu Picchu trip!

Af Javier Herdocia, 180 meter væk

Our Nica-Machu Picchu trip!

G: Machu Picchu,

Af Martin Banks, 190 meter væk

Machu Picchu, the awesome ancient Incan city virtually unknown to the world until Bingham chanced on ...

Machu Picchu,

H: Machu Picchu, Peru/ 03.2012

Af NilsW, 200 meter væk

Machu Picchu March 2012

Machu Picchu, Peru/ 03.2012

I: Machu Picchu - The Lost City of the Incas

Af Sidnei José Romano, 220 meter væk

Machu Picchu, which in the Quechua language means "old montain" is also called "Lost City of the Inca...

Machu Picchu - The Lost City of the Incas

J: Machu Picchu

Af Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 240 meter væk

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

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The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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