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History of Peru TinTinUpdatedAugust 26, 201932658100
We managed to get our hands on a few beautiful rare documentaries and amateur films about Peru, its people, key cities, selected sites of archaeological importance and customs. The selected material is dated between 1936 and 1949. As you can imagine the film equipment in some of the earlier pieces was very basic and the quality is accordingly. Still...
Machu Picchu, declared Peruvian Historic Sanctuary (1981) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983) and voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (2007), was built by the Incas in the 15th century on a mountain ridge in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru in the Cusco region.
With the aim of better coping with the increasing number of visitors and improving the tourist flow at Peru’s most popular attraction, a further defined system to enter Machu Picchu will be introduced on January 1, 2019.
PromPeru, the Commission for the Promotion of Peruvian Exports and Tourism, just recently published the visitor numbers of protected natural areas in Peru in 2017 based on data provided by the National Service of Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP).
Yesterday once again the access to Machu Picchu was blocked. Huge rocks were place on the tracks of the train route to Machu Picchu Pueblo, buses blocked the only access road from there to the Inca citadel and enraged citizens protested in town. Hundreds of visitors were stranded and couldn’t get to Machu Picchu or back.
Over the past years Machu Picchu has seen an increasing number of local and foreign visitors. Today Peru’s most popular tourist attraction receives on average about 4000 people per day, during peak season this number goes up to more or less 7000.
In times where already the smallest children play with mobile devices, online and with high-tech gadgets, Lego’s small colorful building bricks are still going strong and remain one of the most favorite and best toys in children’s rooms.
To improve the conservation and preservation efforts and to better cope with an increasing number of visitors, Cusco’s regional Culture Directorate informed that next to the new entrance times and the obligation to hire a licensed tour guide, Machu Picchu visitor as well have to follow a new, stricter code of conduct and are prohibited to enter with and...