Machu Picchu – the place shrouded in mystery

Till this day we don’t know how Machu Picchu was built. Take this incredible Machu Picchu virtual tour and learn about this place shrouded. The views will mesmerise you, because the magic of the mountains is truly something.

It was summer of 1911, a dump weather and drizzling rain was coming down from sky. An enterprising lecturer-explorer from Yale University set out to pursue the claims of Peru’s ancient Inca ruins. Over dense forest, the adventurer cut his way. Crawled across a “bridge” of slender logs attached to vines, and moved through underbrush hiding venomous fer-de-lance pit vipers.

The adventurer and his two escorts came upon a grass-covered hut two hours into the hike. Before turning them over to a little child, a pair of local farmers walked them a short distance. Hiram Bingham came across one of the best geological discoveries of the 20th century with the kid guiding the way and what was identified in 2007 as one of the world’s modern seven wonders: Machu Picchu.

The vast Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, veiled by mist and surrounded by dense foliage and steep escarpments, lives up to any expectation. It’s the most prominent archaeological site on the continent in a stunning location, a must for all tourists to Peru. It has been carved into our collective memory. This awe-inspiring ancient city was never exposed to the invading Spaniards until the early part of the 20th century and was virtually overlooked.

The mystery of the Incas remains 

Built at mind-blowing 2,430 meters above sea level at around 1450AD. We still don’t know how the Incas brought these huge stones to such a height. We also don’t know what happened to those who lived in this peculiar place. How did the people of Machu Picchu disappear from the face of the Earth?

We still have a lot to discover about Machu Picchu, this mysterious place. Because we have no evidence of what happened to the people living here. 

Machu Picchu virtual tour

Wondering what Machu Picchu looks like from the bird’s eye? Check out Air Piano for some incredible sights!

If you’re after a tour with voiceover and information about the history of this magical place check out Your Visit virtual tour

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