Sunday, 3 May 2015

Machu Picchu (Peru, South America)

Machu Picchu is an ancient city situated in Peru, South America. Machu Picchu means “Old Peak” in Spanish. The city was built about 500 years ago by the Inca people. It is the largest tourist attraction in South America and some people also say its also one of the 7 wonders of the world.

Its situated in the Andes mountain range. The Andes stretch all the way down South America, forming the world’s longest mountain range. The people and animals that line in the Andes are used to the cold, thin air.

Machu Picchu is famous for its dry-stone walls, its famous structure among being the “Temple of the Sun”. I came across about this in one of the episodes of Tin Tin (“Le Temple Du Soleil”) and I was interested to visit this land of Inca people.

We can see lot of Llamas dwelling in the city. A llama is like a tall sheep. People in the Andes Mountain keep them for their warm wool, for their milk and meat, and for carrying cargo.

To go to this place from Toulouse, one could take a flight to Madrid and from there fly to Lima, the capital city of Peru. From Lima, there are trains and roads that take people to Machu Picchu.




1 comment:

  1. I am not surprised that so many tourists visit here. You can still see so much of the old city. A good choice to write about.