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A Walking Tour of Machu Picchu, Peru

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The Edge of the World
Machu Picchu at the edge of the world

Machu Picchu at the edge of the world

Photograph by Gina Carey
The Inca residential complex of Machu Picchu was, and is, an incredible feat of architecture, sited three thousand feet above the valley floor of the Urubamba River. The mountain Huayna Picchu looks close enough to touch, yet odd enough to be a backdrop on a movie set.

If you enjoyed this Walking Tour of Machu Picchu, you should try the other Walking Tours and Photo Essays at About Archaeology.

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