Wayna Picchu

Machu Picchu, Waynapichu

Wayna Picchu ("Young Peak") is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends. It rises over Machu Picchu, the so-called "lost city of the Incás," and divides it into sections.

The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2720m above sea level, or about 360m higher than Machu Picchu.

In the summit of Wayna Picchu you can observe a group of platforms that were used for religious-aesthetic purpose and you can also see a temple that was in process of being built or partially destroyed.

Wayna Picchu Picchu was used by the Incas to build a number of complexes, like the impressive Temple of the Moon which is found at the back part of the mountain. The Incas also made a series of small agricultural terraces at the peak and some buildings. These buildings could have formed part of an astronomical observatory but also would have served as a lookout point over the city because from this point you can see all over Machu Picchu, Inti Punku and the paths that lead to the city.

Peru as well as Mexico, have a common history, both were inhabited by ancient cultures and civilizations, very tidy, which reached a great development. Learn more about the history, with a trip to Mexico, visit the Mayan and Aztec ruins, know traditions and enjoy all the beauty that this country.

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