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The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", has been voted the No. 1 World Landmark by users of Tripadvisor, in Tripadvisors 1st "Travelers Choice" awards.

According to the millions of users of Tripadvisor who voted for their favourite travel and holiday destination of 2013, the famous Inca ruin in Peru won beating off still and prestigious competition from Angkor Wat in Cambodia (2nd place), the Taj Mahal in India (3rd place), Petra World Heritage Site in Jordan (4th place) and Bayon Temple in Cambodia (5th place) amongst many others.

 

Machu Picchu is certainly a fascinating and majestic travel destination, and worthy of its 1st place position in this poll. Visiting the destination is possible either by train, travelling from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, or on the infamous "Camino Inca Trail to Machu Picchu", a 4-day trek that culminates at the famous Inca "sun gate" on the morning of the 4th days hiking.

Machu Picchu

Published 27/12/2013.

 
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