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Machu Picchu is undoubtedly one of the world's most unique destinations, a place that captures both the imagination and curiosity of many. Now it has been added to the list of the newest Seven Wonders!
Machu Picchu is one of the most iconic and popular tourist destinations in the world. It was not always so, however. Machu Picchu was once one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but it has since been relegated to a mere tourist attraction. The Peru trip and Machu Picchu is definitely a place that deserves a visit.
Machu Picchu was built by the Inca people in 1450 AD as part of their grand plan to rule all of South America. At its peak, Machu Picchu was home to around 350,000 people, making it one of the largest and most important cities in the Inca Empire. However, by 1532 AD, when the Spanish arrived in Peru, Machu Picchu had fallen into disrepair and was largely abandoned.
It wasn’t until 1911 that Machu Picchu finally came to international attention when Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it while on a hiking trip. Bingham quickly became obsessed with finding out more about this mysterious city and convinced Yale University to fund an expedition to explore it.
It's definitely one of our new seven wonders and we can't wait to explore it more!