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Machu Picchu reopens

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15 March 2010

Tourists hoping to enjoy the marvels of Machu Picchu may be in luck, as it has been announced that the attraction will be open for business next month.

The Cultural National Institute of Peru revealed that the railway leading to Machu Picchu will be accepting passengers from 29 March, while the ancient city itself can be viewed from 1 April.

One of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu celebrates its 100th anniversary of rediscovery in 2011, marking a century since American explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the Incan monument.

According to the country's Foreign Trade and Tourism body, Machu Picchu was left undamaged by recent floods that hit the area.

Those visiting the region were advised by PromPeru to take one of the "outstanding treks" available, including the Salkantay and Lares hikes.

Earlier this year, Daily Mail writer Wendy Driver described Machu Picchu as "extraordinary", adding that it appears to be almost untouched by modern technology.

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