Peru: Entrance to Machu Picchu will be for 4 hours from 2019

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Since the beginning of 2019 the thousands of tourists who enter the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu every day will do so for a maximum of four hours prior registration in order to “improve” the order and …

Since the beginning of 2019, thousands of tourists who enter the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu every day will do so for a maximum of four hours prior registration in order to “improve” the order and experience of visitors, the Ministry of Commerce announced Friday. Exterior and Tourism of Peru. At present, tourists can enter the jewel of tourism in Peru in two large shifts: the first from six in the morning until noon and the second from noon to 5 pm. “We must look for the order. This will improve the tourist experience and preserve our main historical monument, “said Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Rogers Valencia during a public session in the southeastern city of Cusco, the former capital of the Incas. The ministry said in a press release that the new measure has the support of tourist associations and regional authorities. According to data from the Tourism Committee of the Peruvian Unicameral Parliament, Machu Picchu generates revenue to the state for 38.5 million dollars per year. According to official data, Machu Picchu receives some 1.7 million annual visitors, of which more than 800,000 are foreigners. The Inca citadel was built in the 15th century as a religious sanctuary of the Incas and is located in the Amazon southeast of Peru at 2,490 meters.

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