Machu Picchu is located in the South American country of Peru. The site sits in the south of the country and can be found outside the Peruvian cities of Ollantaytambo and Cuzco. Machu Picchu is not just a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It was almost completely unknown to the western world until Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of the site in 1911. Highlights include the Temple of the Sun, House of the Priest, Sacred Plaza and the intricate carved rock likely used as a sundial.
This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user Gordon Meyers using the hashtag #gate1travel. This incredible view was captured in Machu Picchu, Peru. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s Peru trips here!