Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, South America. It was built in the 15th century and abandoned shortly after the Spanish conquest in the 16th century.
Machu Picchu is considered one of the most impressive and well-preserved examples of Inca architecture and engineering. It was built using massive stone blocks that were cut and fitted together without the use of mortar.
The site was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, and since then it has become a popular tourist destination. Machu Picchu was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is also one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Visitors to Machu Picchu can explore the site's various temples, plazas, and terraces, as well as hike the Inca Trail to get there. It is important to note that due to the site's popularity and fragility, visitor numbers are limited, and it is recommended to book tickets well in advance. Additionally, visitors are asked to follow strict conservation guidelines to help preserve the site for future generations.