凹凸曼和小伙伴Machu Picchu Wonderland in the Mist
📍Location: Cusco Spa Town, Peru
🚌How to visit: Cusco takes a train to Aguas Calientes. There is a minibus to Machu Picchu in the town. It takes about 30 minutes to walk on the winding road. The one-way fare is $12 and the round trip is $24. The minibus ticket window and minibus operating hours are 5:00A.M.~21:50 P.M. A bus takes about 10-15 minutes, with 30 people per bus.
🔺It is not recommended to catch the first and last trains. Machu Picchu is often foggy and the sunrise is not so easy to take pictures. There is no need to deliberately do it.
🎫Ticket: S/158.13 (including handling fee) It is recommended to book tickets on the official website machupicchu.gob.pe one month in advance. The website is unstable, so be patient, try a few times, and persevere. Remember to print it after payment is successful! This is the ticket to enter the scenic spot!
⌚️Play time: regular 1.5 hours. It all depends on the weather. You usually have to wait for the light to get a good photo. This is the waiting time outside of the itinerary.
🛅Luggage storage: Because you want to protect the historical sites, you must have a silicone protective cover under the trekking poles. If you don't have it, you can't bring it into the scenic area. The door storage fee is S/3. Although there are no particularly dangerous sections in the scenic area, and the altitude is 1,000 meters lower than that of Cusco, you can install it lightly. The less things the better.
🌦The weather in the mountains is uncontrollable, so wish yourself luck before you travel. However, the immortal version of Machu Picchu also carries the Holy Light, and Machu Picchu is Machu Picchu. The first half of our journey was cloudy and the second half was rainy.
🚻The original ecological monument means that there is no such sign except for the entrance and exit.
🦙Machu Picchu mythical beasts appear, and most of them have famous brands on their ears.
chinadesk1As soon as you arrive in Cusco, you will visit the Temple of the Sun (QORIKANCHA). The entrance fee is 15 pesos (1 peso = 2RMB). This is a must-see attraction for a group tour. There are a lot of tourists in the Sun Temple. The tour guide is waving a small flag, but it is very quiet. Tourists use headphones to listen to the explanation. In the Inca era, Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and was considered the center of the world. This temple of the sun is supreme. In the agricultural era, people pray that the sun god will never disappear. At the Machu Picchu site, there are also stone carvings intended to tie the sun. So far, every year on the winter solstice in South America in June, a grand ceremony to worship the sun god is held. The Temple of the Sun in Cusco is now a ruin, with only part of the outer wall in ruins. The stone wall we saw was made of large, smooth and flat boulders that were irregular but like building blocks. The concave and convex surfaces of the stone occluded tightly without any gaps, showing the design, wisdom and superb skills of craftsmen in the Inca era. According to historical records, the temple of the sun built in the Inca era, the megalithic building, and the outer gold foil wrapped, in addition to enshrining the sun god, there are also moon, stars, rainbow and thunder god, called the golden temple or golden garden. The Spanish colonists invaded, the gold leaf was plundered, and the sun temple was transformed into a monastery. Now you can see some replicas of the old furnishings in the Temple of the Sun, many of which are religious paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. The garden outside the Sun Temple building is full of mystery, which makes people fascinate and admire the Inca culture.
南美当地向导YolandaReceiving tourists to Hot Water Town, almost all the people who come here are to get up for the night and get up early to board Machu Picchu. You can choose a youth hostel or the luxurious Belmond Hotel at the foot of Machu Picchu Mountain.
Take a train from Cusco to Hot Water Town, which is the nearest town to Machu Picchu. It is located at the foot of the mountain at an altitude of 2040 meters. It is only 6 kilometers away from this world-famous World Heritage Site. It takes 1.5 hours to arrive.
There are many special features in Shuhui Town: There are no other vehicles in the town except for the bus to Machu Picchu and a small number of work vehicles. Almost all residents in the town are engaged in tourism, either opening restaurants, hotels, or shopping malls. Souvenirs are sold in the market. It's a bit like Little Lijiang. Tourists can visit the handmade market here, buy a few Incan shawls, and wear them to take pictures in Machu Picchu the next day!
Wonder_GirlThis place is lively and Beautiful. Its Historic Center of Cusco and people roam around till early Morning. I was there on Halloween Night and Peru celebrates it serioisly. Till Morning 5 everyone was up and celebrating it in Plaza De Armas. All the main Functions/Ceremonies happens here. Like Military walk.
凹凸曼和小伙伴New to Cusco City Guide
📍Geographical location: high altitude area! Peru Cusco, the city is about 3,310 meters above sea level.
✈️ Transportation: Cusco airport code CUZ (full name: Aeropuerto Internacional Teniente Alejandro Velasco Astete), don’t be afraid of the long name, no matter how it changes, Cusco is just one airport, whatever you call it. )
🚕Airport➡️City center: 10 Peruvian Sol, but some drivers will increase the fare according to the number of people. Four people are likely to charge 20 Peruvian Sol, which is almost 5 Peruvian Sol per person.
🔸When you first enter Cusco, you will have some altitude sickness, rapid heartbeat, lethargy, constant yawn, dizziness, and you should get used to a slow pace of life in high altitude areas.
🔸If you get off the plane and take the itinerary directly, you can arrange a city tour, mainly around the Plaza de Armas in the city center. The tour time is almost the time for taking pictures. The overall situation is relatively easy; if you choose the Inca Sacred Valley salt field line and need to climb, it may feel powerless for travelers who have not yet adapted to the plateau environment.
🔺Of course, if you have good physical strength and enough time, you can run the Sacred Valley Salt Field first and then the city line.
🔸There are many restaurants near the Plaza of Arms, and there are many cafes, and the tastes are also good.
chinadesk1When you come to the Plaza of Arms in the ancient city, the most conspicuous is the Catedral Del Cuzco. Brick-red buildings, high bell towers, and majestic crosses, you need to walk up the steps to reach the entrance. The wall above the doorway has fine carvings. This church looks similar to European churches, but is large in size, and there are small churches next to and behind the main building. The three door openings on the front are dark green, and the cathedral side is a building with arcades, decorated in Spanish style. When we went, the entrance was by the side door, and the ticket was 25 pesos (1 peso = 2RMB). There seemed to be a religious group visiting that day, and the staff were very strict and it was strictly forbidden to take pictures. Like most churches, it is quiet and believers pray together. Large religious oil paintings on the walls tell doctrinal and historical stories. Sculptures of religious figures stand, and some ancient religious articles are also displayed. The stone floor of the church is sharply polished, and every detail shows its ancient and vicissitudes. Sit in the church for a while, gaze at the high altar and feel the religious mystery. According to the information, the Plaza of Arms was the most important political, economic and military center of the Inca Empire. Now the metal statue of Inca King Pachacuti still holds a scepter overlooking the former glory of the Plaza of Arms. People are relaxing and chatting in the square, and they can also see women and girls wearing traditional Inca costumes, and some even lead cute llamas to sell the first corn planted by the Incas. Although the temperature is high, the sun is scorching, and tourists are bustling with excitement, exploring the past and present of this splendid Inca cultural birthplace. The World Heritage Assessment Committee’s comment on Cusco is that the ancient city of Cusco is located in the Andes Mountains of Peru and developed into a complex city center under the Inca ruler Pachacuti, with unique religious and administrative functions. The ancient city is surrounded by clearly visible agricultural, handicraft and industrial areas.