Photos of Machu Picchu one of the new seven wonders of the world, located in the province and valley of Urubamba in the department of Cusco Peru.
Machu Picchu was built by the Inca leader Pachacutec who governed the Inca empire. It was built with the aim of being the most beautiful in the Tawantinsuyo (the Inca Empire).
Arqueologists have divided Machu Picchu into three large sectors:
(1) The sacred quarters which includes "Intiwatana", The Sun Temple and the Three Windows Room.
(2) The priests' and nobles' quarters (residential zone)
(3) The commoners' quarters in the southern part of the city. Here the rest of the people lived.
Photo of Huayna (huayna = youth)
Over view of the Machu Picchu fortress.
Fortress Machu Picchu - in the background you can see Huayna Picchu (huayna = youth, machu = old)
Lama walking through the ruins of Machu Picchu
Photo of the ruins of Machu Pichu. Down below is the River Urubamba (or Willka Mayu or River of the Sun)