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The Machu Picchu Map

Written by: Kevin Groh

Machu Picchu Map Illustration with llamas on the map and red dots showing the top sites at the citadel

Machu Picchu Peru Map

Heading to Machu Picchu and you need to know what to be on the lookout for and where it is? We have a detailed Machu Picchu Map as you can see below. Combine this with our visual guide and you will be set on your Machu Picchu Tour.

Discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu is divided into 2 main areas: The agricultural zone and the urban zone. The urban zone has many important structures such as the Sun Temple, the Temple of the Three Windows, and the Intihuatana Stone just to name a few. The agricultural zone has extensive cultivation terracing for farming.

There are many different ecosystems inside the Machu Picchu Sanctuary as it is sandwiched between the Andean Highlands and the Amazon Rainforest. Among these, the most ecologically important are the high Andean grasslands, small height forests, the high jungle including cloud forest and mountain brow.

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