Machu Picchu: Special Floors will reduce Rain Impact

Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Machu Picchu: Special Floors will reduce Rain Impact

The floors of the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu have been subsiding, but special floors are saving the day!

Due to heavy rainfall on the Machu Picchu, and the number of visitors, the floor of the Inca citadel has been subsiding. But now, with a new special floor, it has avoided a subsiding of 15 centimeters.

Machu Picchu, the old Inca town nearby Cusco, draws about 2 000 000 people every year. Machu Picchu is without a doubt the most important attraction of Peru, and of Latin America. And let's not forget that it is one of the new seven world wonders. As you can imagine, all these footsteps do some damage, especially when it is raining.

Due to it’s location, Machu Picchu suffers from heavy and intense rainfall. There are now the new floors made from special material and inclined a bit, so the water can get away, in combination with the drainage system that was put in place by the Inca's, avoiding that the water can cause serious damage to the magical place.

The floors are supposed to hold for six years, after that they will need to be replaced, keeping the place intact.

Would you like to visit Machu Picchu?

There are train tours to Machu Picchu and Treks to Machu Picchu such as the Inca Trail.

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