Magali Silva Minister of foreign trade and tourism gave information about the inclusion of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, in the first competition of National Geographic Traveler Reader Awards, which qualifies the top destinations for travel. The decision will be in the hands of the readers of the magazine.
The ancient Inca Citadel is run in the category Overseas Attraction or Foreign Attraction; and it will have to compete with other beautiful archaeological and historical sites of nature as the Park National Grand Canyon, in the United States, or Great Barrier Reef Australia, considered the largest reef in the world.
Regarding the awards, it was reported that they will be awarded at the end of the month of November in London, and the results will appear in the January-February issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Machu Picchu, an impressive Inca Citadel of the 15th century built for Sun worship, was built with huge stones on the top of a mountain of thick foliage. It was declared cultural patrimony of the humanity by UNESCO in 1983.
Today it is visited by thousands of tourists and is considered to be a meditation center by thousands of people because of the power and energy it provides being considered the “navel of the world”.