TRAVEL GOLDEN DESTINATIONS: Machu Picchu, Peru
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  Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca site located in the Cusco Region of Peru.  It hovers above the Sacred Valley on a mountain ridge, the sun illuminating the cracks and crevasses in the city’s walls a golden hue.  Archaeologists believe Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti around 1450, and was abandoned a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest.  Wander the grounds of the city at sunrise. Step into the Temple of The Sun, marveling as the light reflects off the stonework.

October 2013