About Machu Picchu
15th-century Inca citadel, located on a 2,430-metre (7,970 ft) mountain ridge. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. It is the most familiar icon of the Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it
Attractions near Machu Picchu
The territory of the Amazonian Park of Guyana covers 40% of French Guyana, making it the largest national park in France and of the European Union. it protects one of the strongest biodiversity zones on the planet, as well as the original ways of life and the human activities of the inhabitants of the rivers and forest. It cannot be accessed from the sea-shore or by any other means other than by airplane or pirogue. Guiana Amazonian Park represents the biggest rain forest protected area in the w
The National Nature Reserve of Amana is a national nature reserve located on the seafront in the north of French Guiana French. Classified in 1998 for an area of 14,800 hectares, it protects one of the most important sites for the reproduction of 4 species of sea turtles. The reserve is a close association of beaches, mangroves, freshwater marshes, brackish lagoons, dry savannas and so more. One of the greenish location which preserves nature and its inhabitants.
The Petit-Saut Dam is a gravity dam on the Sinnamary River about 36 km south of Sinnamary in French Guiana. The primary purpose of the dam is to produce hydroelectric power and it supports a 116 MW power station. It was one of the main power stations in this area and is owned by Électricité de France. It is also one of the main water sources of this area and is now a tourist attraction too.
The Guiana Space Center is a facility used by the European Space Agency and the French government to launch satellites into space. The center is located near Kourou in French Guiana. This was the spaceport used by the ESA to send supplies to the International Space Station using the Automated Transfer Vehicle. One of the famous locations in this area and is famous around the world.
The Church of St. Joseph is a church catholic located in the town of Iracoubo in Guyane. The church was built on the initiative of Father Raffray, appointed in 1886. It was entirely decorated by Pierre Huguet, a convict from a camp in Iracoubo. The fresco extends over 400 m 2 and the style is considered naive. The building was classified as a historical monument in 1978. One of the main pilgrimage centers in this area and also a nice tourist destination.
The Montagne des Singes is an animal park located in the town of Kintzheim in Alsace. In this space of 24 hectares which opened in 1969, one can observe more than 240 magots. The site is open from late March to mid-November. The visit lasts about an hour. It has free parking, a picnic area, restaurant service, and a playground. This place also housed a center for studies on the social behavior of magots.
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