Photo Friday 03.01: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, shaped like a condor

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↑ Machu Picchu, viewed from Huayna Picchu, can be seen shaped like a condor.

Huayna Picchu (meaning “Young Peak” in Quechua) is a mountain at the edge of the city of Machu Picchu. From here, Machu Picchu looks shaped like a condor bird. It’s a pretty impressive sight considering that architects carved this ‘lost city of the Incas‘ on top of a mountain.

Only a few visitors are allowed to hike to this site daily, so get your tickets early!

Checkout my backpacking stories and pictures from Peru.