Machu Picchu: Alpacas roaming freely

Alpacas in Machu Picchu, Peru

Alpacas in Machu Picchu

Alpacas in Machu Picchu
The image shows alpacas grazing on the archaeological site of Machu Picchu in Peru. Llamas and alpacas roam freely on this site.

Located 50 miles northeast of the Inca capital Cuzco in Peru, Machu Picchu was built around 1450 CE by the famed Inca Emperor Pachacuti at an altitude of 8000ft on a peak. It was a self-contained city in which the Inca people lived for about 100 years. This city had agricultural terraces (andenes), underground and overground drainage systems, temples, royal tomb, astronomic observatories and residential quarters for the nobility and common people.

The citadel at Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

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Machu Picchu, Cusco
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