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Geography of Machu Picchu, Peru



  Jan 29, 2024

Geography of Machu Picchu, Peru



Q: Where is Machu Picchu located?

A: Machu Picchu is situated in the Andes Mountains in Peru, South America.

Q: What is the altitude of Machu Picchu?

A: The site stands at an altitude of approximately 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) above sea level.

Q: How was the terrain around Machu Picchu formed?

A: The region is characterized by steep mountains and deep valleys, formed by geological activity and erosion over millions of years.

Q: What is the climate like at Machu Picchu?

A: The climate is generally warm and humid, typical of mountain rainforests, with significant variations between day and night temperatures.

Q: What river flows near Machu Picchu?

A: The Urubamba River flows in the valley below Machu Picchu, contributing to the area’s lush vegetation and biodiversity.

Q: Are there any unique geographical features at Machu Picchu?

A: The site is renowned for its terraced fields, which are cut into the mountain slope, demonstrating sophisticated ancient agricultural techniques.

Q: How do visitors typically access Machu Picchu?

A: Visitors usually access Machu Picchu via train to Aguas Calientes followed by a bus ride, or by trekking the Inca Trail.

Machu Picchu, a testament to Inca engineering and architecture, is as much celebrated for its historical significance as for its breathtaking geographical setting.

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