from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient Inca fortress city in the Andes northwest of Cuzco, Peru. Its extensive ruins, including elaborate terraces, were discovered in 1911.
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- proper n. An ancient Inca site in Peru
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- n. Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century
When traveling to Machu Picchu by train one stops off in Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town, which is known for its springs and natural thermal waters.
The peak near the site was called Machu Picchu ( "Old Mountain" in the Indians 'Quechua language), and so the name was applied to Bingham's extraordinary find.
The Intiwatana, the hitching post to the sun, is actually an obelisk that constantly reflects the light that falls on the sacred Apu of Machu Picchu, which is Sugarloaf Mountain, called Huayna Picchu.
They had made camp in a river canyon where they met a farmer who told them of the remains of an ancient city on a nearby mountain called Machu Picchu ('old peak ').
Hey, Megan, love the idea of Machu Picchu for a gay honeymoon.
Easter Island: Other ancient wonders such as Machu Picchu and the Great Pyramids are fascinating but frustrating as you battle hordes of day-trippers and yearn for a quiet spot to contemplate the awesome beauty of man's handiwork.
The Incas built cities such as Machu Picchu using dry-stone walls out of blocks cut to fit together.
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Seeing the World Wonders, safaris and rain forest expeditions are the top experiences travelers are most interested in for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. 70% of respondents said they are most interested in visiting natural and man-made wonders on a once-in-a-lifetime trip such as Machu Picchu, the Pyramids or Victoria Falls.
From this point you will be able to see sunrise over Machu Picchu which is spread out before, an unforgettable experience.
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