27 October 2009
Machu Picchu has been highlighted as a must-see for anyone planning holidays in Peru.
The Incan site remained untouched during the Spanish conquest of Peru, as the path leading to the city was destroyed so it would not be found.
And readers of the Guardian and the Observer recently named it as their third favourite overseas tourist attraction, with Iguazú Falls - on the border between Argentina and Brazil - taking the top spot in the annual Travel Awards.
One visitor, Nathan Prunty, told TheNews-Messenger.com of his experiences while travelling the South American country.
"Machu Picchu is tucked away on the top of the world in the Andes Mountains," he remarked, adding that an "incredible view" can be enjoyed by anyone paying a visit.
Mr Prunty also noted that his travels allowed him to enjoy the traditions of Peru, with all Catholic, Inca and national holidays sparking celebrations.