Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu Abstract This paper deals about one of the world wonders Machu Picchu. This paper deals about the geometric and the cultural heritage of Machu Picchu. This paper also deals about the flora and fauna present in that region. This paper mostly concentrates on the architectural features of the Machu Picchu. This paper deals on the characteristic features which made UNO to announce Machu Picchu as one of the world wonders of the Earth. The heritage Machu Picchu is the key topic in this paper. This paper studies how Machu Picchu thrives in distant moments, can bring teachings to the understanding of contemporary urban configuration and public space appropriation. This paper has two main aims. The first is to describe a…show more content…
From Machu Picchu the ’Sacred Road of the Incas’ or Inca Trail across the mountains links Machu Picchu with the old Inca capital of Cuzco 100 km up the valley which is also reached by road and rail in the valley. CLIMATE Machu Picchu is sheltered by the snow-capped mountain ranges of Salccantay to the south and the peak of La Verónica to the east. The climate on the mountain is humid but temperate. At 2,500m the average annual temperatures range between 12°C and 15°C with annual rainfall averaging 1,950 mm and frequent mist. On the high paramo the diurnal variation in temperature exceeds the fairly constant annual range. The agricultural valley below is warmer: the temperature there averages 16°C and the rainfall ranges between 1,850mm and 3,000mm. The wet season lasts from October to April. The winter, between May and September is dry and is the season for forest fires in the lower forest and the paramo, though the cloud forest between the two remains moist. VEGETATION Machu Picchu is on the margin between the Andean and Amazonian ecosystems, possessing elements of both. Because of the altitudinal range, irregular terrain and

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