It situated in Peru are the remains of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated at a lofty height of 8,000 feet above the sea level, and is also often referred to as “The Lost City of Incas”. The remains of the city are still the subject of elaborate research among scholars across the world as they try to understand its importance and history as a part of the Inca Civilization.
According to popular belief, this was a country resort for the Inca elites who would reside here only for a few months, avoiding the rainy months of the year. This city was cleverly hidden from the outside world, something that protected it from the Spanish conquistadors and plunderers.