12 Travel Destinations You MUST See before You Die

Machu Picchu

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11. Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, known as the “lost city of Incas”, was once the royal retreat of the Incan emperor Pachacuti. The ancient civilization sits atop the Urubamba Valley in Peru. The breathtaking view at Machu Picchu is something travelers never forget. Though there is never a bad time to see Machu Picchu, the views of Machu Picchu are best at sunrise. Climb one of the two mountains overlooking Machu Picchu for a birds’ eye experience of the site that you will remember forever.