Machupicchu Pueblo is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins and serves as a tourist base. Located along the river that runs between the steep mountains, it is a small but bustling village that attracts many tourists as a gateway to the ruins. A variety of hotels, markets selling folk crafts, and restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine line the streets, welcoming tourists from all over the world. The colorful colors unique to South America and the nostalgic, rustic atmosphere lure visitors to this charming village, not only as a route to the ruins, but also for a leisurely stroll.
Machu Picchu is a ruin of the Inca civilization that suddenly appears on a ridge of the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 2,430 meters. It was built around 1450 during the reign of Emperor Pachacutec, who developed the Incas into an empire. From the village of Machu Picchu at the foot of the mountain, you will take a 30-minute bus ride up the zigzag Hiram Bingham Road, named after the American explorer who discovered the ruins. You will see the miraculously beautiful view of the aerial city that has escaped the destruction of the Spanish and remains in its original state.