An engineering marvel built at the height of the Inca Empire in the 15th century, Machu Picchu is often at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists. The spectacular citadel, tucked into the Andes Mountains, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
All of these lofty merits are not without reason, and witnessing Machu Picchu, its imposing archeological structure and its accompanying panoramas is a must when visiting Peru. Following are the tips I took into consideration during my trip in early August, as well as the things I wish I knew beforehand.
This story originally ran online for TravelAge West on 08/24/15. Photo is by Valerie Chen.