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This is post #19 in 100DaysOfBloggingChallenge

Our guided tour of Machu Pichu started from here..

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Close up view…

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Mount Putucusi or ‘Happy Moutain’ (This is a separate hike, which is very very steep and dangerous, gets booked well in advance).

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And the Panarama, every frame is picture perfect here! Amazing harmony of history and nature..

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The Inca terraces, an engineering perfection. Terraces were more sacred than temples because of their agricultural importance!

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Some structures in Machu Pichu, they used lot of big stones for construction.

 

These were apartments/quarters for normal people..

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The lonely tree in the plaza. it is believed the royals lived here…mp11.JPG

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The Sun temple which is the only round building in MP,

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There are two windows in the temple, one of which faces east. When sunlight falls on it, it casts a shadow on carving in the temple for six months. The other window does this for rest of the six months.

These were supposed to hold torches in night..

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The incan compass..

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The mirror of waters…

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For a long time, these were believed to be mortar and pastel and part of a kitchen. On further investigation, it was concluded that when they are filled with water, the reflections can b used to track planets and constellations!

And some more pics…

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One has to be there to feel the aura of this Incan masterpiece! Whether you view in its entirety or parts of it, Machu Pichu is truly majestic!

 

 

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