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.
Stunning Machu Picchu photos. I especially like the one looking through the arches, one after another..
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It was such an interesting place and very well planned out.
Christine | GRRRLTRAVELER says
Aww, a father-son bonding trip. Thanks for sharing! I always see that one same shot of Macchu Pichu from above (there must be a huge line for that shot), so thanks for reminding me that there’s more angles to the site. The reverse shot is very interesting as well as taking us inside. For some reason I thought it would be more Indiana Jones like. lol.
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There were plenty of places you could get that shot from so it was not too difficult. Plus they limit admission.
That would be cool is we had to run from a big boulder to get out of the place.
What a fun peek into Machu Picchu! I love your captions, the photo of you and your dad, and the detailed look at the construction. What an amazing place.
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Thanks. I was wondering if anyone would read the captions.
Back in the late 80’s I spent the night sleeping on the sun dial in Machu Picchu. What a magnificent way to greet the morning. Beautiful photos that bring back a lot of memories.
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That is cool that you got to sleep there. I am sure that they do not allow that any more.
Amaaazing photos! Enjoyed seeing Machu Picchu from some different angles =)
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Thanks. There is so much more to see there than the same picture that everyone takes.
The construction is amazing. You got some awesome shots. Wondering how you avoided all the people in them. Certainly on my list.
It’s a big place and most people stay in certain areas. Also they limit of visitors each day.
Dave Briggs says
It’s one of those special places where you can feel a sense of history in the atmosphere. Great photos!
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Thanks. It truly is an special place.
Phoebe (Short Road to Happy) says
Wow! What an exciting adventure! I cannot wait to go to Machu Picchu and those photos didn’t help at all! I especially loved the photo of you and your dad – what a sweet moment!
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Add it to your list. It is a must see.
Justyna | one-penny-trip.com says
Wow, it looks like an amazing trip! Only the amount of stairs is ridiculous – I think I would die breathless climbing up there haha 🙂
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There were a lot of steps. I definitely got my exercise that day.
I hear the views from Putucusi are splendid, but it’s quite dangerous climbing up there – slippery stairs… Quite a few travelers do that trek…
elaine schoch says
Love the photos! I HAVE to get there soon. The history and the architecture have always amazed me. (What amazes me now is how we can’t build anything to last like they did.)
It is amazing how it has lasted. There is another site similar to Machu Picchu that they are currently working on making it easier to visit. Right now the only way to get there is hike. It is an even bigger site.
Jessica Festa says
Wow! These photos bring back some great memories of Machu Picchu and hiking the Inca Trail last year. Awesome share 🙂
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That’s a lot of stairs! It’s amazing how something like Machu Picchu exists!
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