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Machu Picchu


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Machu Picchu

  1. 1. Machu Picchu<br />Nick Cooper<br />
  2. 2. Location<br />Machu Picchu is located in Peru and is surrounded by the Amazon jungle.<br />Machu Picchu<br />
  3. 3. Physical and human geography features<br />Physical Attractions<br />•  The Inca Trail has many different climatic zones, from deserts to tropical cloud forest; home to exotic plants and animal life. The trail is covered with over 400 varieties of orchids, begonias, trees, and bushes as well as a varied collection of animals.<br />• Stunning scenery with the snowy peaks of the Andes , fast flowing rivers and deep valleys.<br /> <br />Human attractions<br />• Hiking the &quot;Inca Trail&quot;. The Trail is paved with blocks of stone, It has stone stairways, tunnels and wooden bridges. The trek is 32 kilometres long starting at kilometre 88 of the railway and ending at the Holy City.<br />• The nearby town of AguasCalientes has thermal (hot water) baths.<br />• Rafting trips can be taken down the Urubamba River<br />
  4. 4. Machu Picchu is a great location because it has a flowing river at the bottom of the valley.<br />But its not so good because it is an extreme environment. During the day in is extremely hot , however at night it gets extremely cold because its above cloud cover.<br />This would have been part of the reason why the Incas left.<br />‘as a privilege site where Incas could go to worship nature’. I think this would be the reason because it is a beautiful place but it is really hard to get there so could be classifies as a privileged place.<br />
  5. 5. History<br />The ancient city of Machu Picchu was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham<br />Explorers found ruins of temples, palaces, fortresses, and a royal tomb. They found remains of the stone aqueducts that brought water into the city from over a mile away. They found remains of terrace gardens, and homes for farmers, nobles, and priests. They found wonderful pottery.<br />
  6. 6. The impacts of tourism<br />
  7. 7. Affects of tourism. Social<br />Tourism affects the local people in both good and bad ways.<br />
  8. 8. Affects of tourism. Environment<br />
  9. 9. Affects of tourism. Economic<br />