Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu

  1. 1. MACHU PICCHU<br />
  2. 2. Features of the site<br />
  3. 3. Lima<br />Cuzco<br />Peru: Home of the Incas<br />PERU<br /><ul><li>Location: South America
  4. 4. Language: Spanish
  5. 5. Size: 480,000 sq miles
  6. 6. Currency: Nuevo Sol ($1 = S/. 3.30)
  7. 7. Main cities: Lima, Cuzco, Arequipa, Trujillo, Piura</li></li></ul><li>Cusco<br /><ul><li>Capital of the Inca Empire (south of Colombia, north of Argentina)
  8. 8. Mythical origin: MancoCápac and Mama Ocllo
  9. 9. Both an Inca and a Colonial city
  10. 10. Altitude: 10,600 ft
  11. 11. Main attractions: Cathedral, La Compañía, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman</li></li></ul><li>Machu Picchu<br /><ul><li>Discovered in 1911
  12. 12. Temple and residence of the Inca Pachacutec
  13. 13. Extraordinary view of the Urubamba Canyon and rain forest</li></li></ul><li>The Inca Trail<br /><ul><li>Most famous Inca road: Way to Machu Picchu
  14. 14. 27 miles — 4 days
  15. 15. Stone paved
  16. 16. Variety of altitudes, climates and ecosystems that range from the high Andean plain to the cloud forest</li></li></ul><li>DAY 1<br />DAY 2<br />DAY 4<br />DAY 3<br />Inca TRAIL ALTITUDES<br />
  17. 17. Why did the Incas build there?<br /><ul><li>They built it high in the mountains so they could be closer to there gods.
  18. 18. To remain hidden from the Spanish.
  19. 19. There is less disease up there.
  20. 20. Although it is hard to get supplies/ food
  21. 21. Very cold at night
  22. 22. Very hot in day
  23. 23. Very exposed
  24. 24. Difficult to farm due to steep slopes. </li></li></ul><li>The impact of tourism on Machu Picchu.<br />Costs<br />Benefits<br />
  25. 25. What is being done to preserve the site?<br />Management of the inca trial.<br />

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