Once you are in the top of the Inca Trail, you might be wondering what landmark of Machu Picchu you should see first. That’s why having an idea of some of the landmarks you’d like to visit beforehand is beneficial. Whether you take a Machu Picchu tour package throughout the Urubamba Valley or arrived by train, you’re probably ready to get out and see the sights.
Here is a list of the most remarkable architectural marvels that you should visit in Machu Picchu tour package.
1. Huayna Picchu
Huayna Picchu is part of many people’s list to visit. From it, you get the best view of the Valley. Located behind the ruins at Machu Picchu, this architectural marvel requires a climbing permit that must be purchased in advance.
2. The Inca Bridge
Located near the west exit of the citadel, this bridge is more of a security measure than anything else. The Inca used the bridge as protection for their property hundreds of years ago.
3. Temple of the Sun
The Temple of the Sun was an area for offerings to their gods, but also an observatory and calendar; it was located at the very top of the ancient citadel. It also offers some spectacular stonework and niches where they made prayer offerings, making it a popular architectural landmark.
4. The Fountains
Fed by a natural spring that still runs in some areas even today, the fountains of Machu Picchu are exhilarating. More than 750 meters of stone-carved channels and inlets dot the landscape of the ancient citadel, which at one time were used for drinking water and ancient purification rights.
5. The Watchman’s Hut
The Watchman’s Hut is one of the more introspective architectural landmarks of majestic Machu Picchu, offering visitors a panoramic view of the entire valley. On clearer days, you can even see the entire city below, making it a popular landmark to include on your Machu Picchu tour package.
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Above are only a few of the magical destinations to see on your trip to Machu Picchu, there are many more. To learn about some of the most popular places to visit on your trip along the Inca Trail to the ancient citadel, contact Machu Picchu Peru today.