Built as a summer palace for the Inca royal Pachacuti, Machu Picchu is today a major tourist attraction and a World Heritage site.  Visitors arrive by train which follows the Urubamba River to the town of Aguas Calientes and then ride a shuttle bus to the  top of the steep mountain ridge to the site. One  strangely shaped stone is often referred to as the Hitching Post of the Sun.

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Built as a summer palace for the Inca royal Pachacuti, Machu Picchu is today a major tourist attraction and a World Heritage site. Visitors arrive by train which follows the Urubamba River to the town of Aguas Calientes and then ride a shuttle bus to the top of the steep mountain ridge to the site. One strangely shaped stone is often referred to as the Hitching Post of the Sun.

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Keywords:
Machu Picchu
Peru
Aguas Calientes
Inca ruins
Inca
Pachacuti
Hitching Post of the Sun
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