Machu Picchu Now on Google Street View

  • Renowned for being built by men without the use of mortars, the Machu Picchu remains one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

    Renowned for being built by men without the use of mortars, the Machu Picchu remains one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

  • Set in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, Machu Picchu stands 2,430m above sea-level.

    Set in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, Machu Picchu stands 2,430m above sea-level.

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With long connecting flights, a train ride, and some trekking, Machu Picchu, arguably Peru’s most popular tourism destination, may not be the easiest item on your bucket list to cross out. But a new Google Street View launched earlier this month of the ancient Incan citadel is set to provide would-be travelers an almost real-life experience of the destination. Part of the feature’s expansion in Latin America, the virtual tour was created using Street View’s backpack-sized trekker, comprising 15 cameras that record 360 degree images of the surrounding area. The result is both stunning and awe-inspiring, allowing anyone with internet access to explore the various temples and terraces that make up the 15th century heritage site within just a few clicks.

For more information, visit Google Street View.

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