The Coolest Places on Earth: Machu Pichu, Peru (Pictures)

Machu Pichu is a 15th-century Inca site located in the Andes Mountains in Southeast Peru. Click an image to enlarge.

Bonus picture: wild llama roam freely around the site, which led to this epic photo-bomb that I just had to share.

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Most archaeologists believe Machu Pichu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti who ruled from 1438-1472.

It was built around 1450 but abandoned a century later when the Spanish invaded the region.

The combination of the Spanish invaders, as well as a number of epidemics of European diseases including influenze, typhus, diptheria, measles and multiple outbreak of smallpox led to the fall of the Inca Empire in the late 16th-century.

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6 thoughts on “The Coolest Places on Earth: Machu Pichu, Peru (Pictures)”

  1. I was there in September and it was a great time! If you’re going to Peru anytime soon, check out my post on VictorWins.com, it includes tons of things you should know when going to Peru. Including all my photos and how to eat like a local at “locals only” prices, even in tourist spots:

    http://www.victorwins.com/traveling-to-peru-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

    Also check out my youtube video on Getting lost in Peru, GoPro Style. Includes Lima and Cusco/Machu Picchu.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=isa6v9r5BT0

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