Machu Picchu ‘one of top 10 sights’

Peru's astonishing Machu Picchu has been listed as one of the top ten things to see in your lifetime.

According to a list of the ultimate things to see and do before you die, put together by James Honeyman-Wooler for Suite 101, this lost city is an absolute must.

Famous for being the crowning glory of Incan trails in Peru, Machu Picchu is often said to be best viewed from the Gateway of the Sun, which allows visitors to view the whole site framed by a doorway of sorts.

Situated just above the Urubamba Valley, the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu is one of Peru's finest wonders.

And anyone itching to pick their way through this ancient site will find much else to see during their trek to it.

Last month, Suite 101 revealed that a Peruvian charity has launched a reforestation project in the country, geared towards both planting new trees and educating locals about preservation.

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