Facts about Machu Picchu for Kids
Before visiting this Inca ancient city, it would be great if you know some facts about this historical place first. The first is that Hiram Bingham, the discoverer, actually looked for other Inca sites at other places but stopped by and found Machu Picchu instead. It is also believed that Hiram was not the first outsider who laid eyes on the ruins. When Hiram opened the jungle to save the site, he instead found many artifacts.
And do you know that the fun way to reach the site is through the Inca Trail trek? Every year there is a race there. Also, porters usually sleep with shiny objects beneath when sleeping on the trail. But it is sad that high mountains actually block the view of sunrise.