Located on a high altitude in between the two towering mountains of Andes Plateau – Machu Picchu or literally means “old settlement” was built around 1430 AD, and later abandoned by Inca rulers to escape from the Spanish conquerors. This extraordinary and beautiful old settlement was unknown to the Spanish regime and to the outside world not until 1911. For this, it was often referred to as “the lost city of the Incas.”
This lovely mountain citadel is remarkably well hidden and highly protected by the pristine Amazon jungle and placed with check points and watch towers of the Incas. Adorably the Machu Picchu was built uniquely by Incas architectural designs and tough engineering of sparkling granite.
Peru’s astounding urban settlement boasts its abundance of both flora and fauna a home to 90 different species of orchids and shelters spectacled bear, wildcats and unique variety of butterflies. The natural surrounding and military strategic location lends this Lost City of the Incas a synthesis of harmony and balance, and a marvelous beauty of the hard working Incas of nature’s alluring beauty.
The last and lost stronghold, set on a healthy site is an amazing city built by the Incan Empire. With rigorous and daunting plan, it has the three archeologically primary structures are the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana or Hitching Post of the Sun, and the Room of Three windows. These are the sacred precincts of Machu Picchu.
Untouched by the Spanish regime during the reign of the Incan Empire, the old settlement is now a symbol of its greatness and one of the most outstanding and wondrous ruins in the world. A pride of example of a productive man and land relationship are evident on the remains of the giant walls, terraces and ramps that are manually polished with care and sophistication.
The very piece of the granite stonework today is a living proof of the rich history itself during the heights of Incas at Machu Picchu. Up to this day it is still unknown what the site was exactly in terms of its place in Inca Life. However, this historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a unique testimony to Inca civilization, true classic of world heritage with immensely intact culture.
Photo Credit : World of New 7 Wonders