Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the modern world. I have been there and can tell you it is an awesome place that deserves to be on that list. Pictures do not really do it justice but I am going to try anyways. Below are just some of the hundreds of photos that I took during my trip there.
The first photo is the classic view of Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu in the background. I am sure that if you have seen similar photos because I know I have.
The terraced fields allowed the Incas to grow crops as well as control water drainage.
Next is the remains of a structure that is only missing a roof which would have been made out logs and thatched roof.
Everything was well planned out with the doors of the buildings aligned with each other.
The round stones sticking out of the walls held the roof up.
We climbed a lot of stairs during our visit. This is just one of the many long stairways built into the mountain.
The stonework is amazing and the Incas used existing boulders in their walls and structures.
The walls were built to withstand earthquakes which is why they are still standing today.
Drainage channels are integrated into the walls to direct water where it is needed.
Llamas spend their time eating grass and posing for photos.
There is often clouds covering Machu Picchu. These rolled in while we were exploring.
I had a great time exploring Machu Picchu with my Dad.
Machu Picchu deserves the attention it gets. It truly is a marvel of construction and is worth a trip to Peru just to see it. Read more about our train journey to get to Machu Picchu.