Machu Picchu Facts – 71 Hidden Facts About Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu has access to springs for water and they had enough terraced and irrigated land to grow their own food for around 4 times as many people as ever lived there.

The road to the Machu Picchu region was built by Incas and today thousands of tourists trek the 2-5 day high altitude Inca Trail to visit Machu Picchu.

There is a race along the Inca Trail every year, which is a 26 mile marathon. The current record is 3 hours and 26 min.

There are rules of entrance, one of them is you may not enter dressed in the traditional costume of another country.

Endhiran or Robot a South Indian movie was partly shot on location at Macchu Picchu.

Machu Picchu covers an area of 32,500 hectares.

Machu Picchu is under threat from tourists, earthquakes, nearby development etc.

Machu Picchu was placed on the Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the world by the World Monuments Funds in 2008.

The 3 main structures of Machu Picchu are Temple of the Three Windows, Temple of the Sun, and Intiwatana.

There is a temple called the Temple of the Moon, located on the far side of Huayna Picchu is built into a cave lined with stonework and niches that once used to hold mummies.