Machu Picchu Claims 2019 Leading Tourist Attraction For Third Consecutive Year
In 2017, Machu Picchu claimed the title of the best tourist attraction in the world. Then, in 2018, the Inca citadel did it again. One year later and the 15th-century sanctuary still has it.
The 2019 edition of the World Travel Awards, the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the tourism sector, took place just last month. Peru walked away with a total of three world’s best awards, including Leading Culinary Destination (for the eighth consecutive year), Leading Cultural Destination (for the second consecutive year) and Leading Tourist Attraction (for the third consecutive year).
What makes for a superb tourist attraction? In the case of Machu Picchu, there’s the fact that it was built in the mid 15th century by the powerful Inca culture and has stood (for the most part) the test of time. There’s also the adventure aspect for those who reach the peak on foot. And standing at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, views of the surrounding Sacred Valley landscape are nothing short of breathtaking. The archaeological site boasts a few other titles: UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1983) and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (2007).
Source: Living in Peru