Should The Peruvian Government Protect Machu Picchu?

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Imagine overlooking the mountains of eastern Peru, standing in the ancient city of Machu Picchu, also known as “the city in the clouds”. From the beautiful surroundings of the tropical mountain forest environment to the fascinating history of the Incan city, Machu Picchu is one of the best historical travel destinations.

Machu Picchu is one of the best historical travel destinations due to its complex history. Machu Picchu started off as an ancient Incan civilization in the fifteen hundreds. Soon after the development of the city, the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro took over the city of Machu Picchu in the 1530’s. After the takeover, people such as Pedro Cieza Leon and Father Bernabe Cobo researched and recorded Machu Picchu’s impressions of Incan rituals, social structure, and engineering. Later in the nineteen hundreds, Yale University funded Bingham to solve the four hundred year old mystery of the location of Vilcabamba, the secret stronghold built by the …show more content…

Today Machu Picchu serves as a Peru’s biggest north-eastern tourist attraction welcoming hundreds of thousands of people a year. However, increased tourism has lead to damage and erosion to Machu Picchu’s environment. In attempt to protect Machu Picchu, the Peruvian government is taking steps in attempt to prevent erosion of the mountain side in the past couple years. According to the staff of, because of Machu Picchu’s landscape, architecture, history, and wildlife, Machu Picchu was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007 by UNESCO, (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Machu Picchu is the best travel destination because of its condition today.

Machu Picchu features a fascinating, complex, history, architecture, landscape, division, and wildlife. For these reasons and many more, Machu Picchu should be your next travel

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