Winey Wayna on the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Wiñay Wayna (2650 m) an Inca ruin high in the Andes mountains of Peru on the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  The settlement (Quechua for “forever young”) is built into a steep hillside overlooking the Urubamba River. The site consists of upper and lower house complexes connected by a staircase and fountain structures. Above and below the houses the people built areas of agricultural terraces or andenes, which are still visible.

 

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