Machu Picchu is located on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, South America. Built for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472), Machu Picchu is commonly referred to as the “City of the Incas” and is one of the most familiar icons of ancient Inca civilization.
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Sunrise at Machu Picchu is a special time as also captured by this time-lapse video.
[Photo Credit: Gadling Flickr pool member Terra_Tripper]