The declaration of 2011 as the Year of Machu Picchu’s Centennial to the World, It means the recognition of this imposing monument as a symbol and permanent testimony to the greatness of one of the most important civilizations in world history in Peru.
Considered among dozens of awards to Machu Picchu, as Mixed World Heritage Site by UNESCO and acclaimed by millions of Internet as a Wonder of the Modern World, thanks to an election organized by the Weber Foundation, gradually mankind has surrendered front his greatness of Machu Picchu – Peru.
Transcending its historical and cultural importance of which has already been written and well documented countless texts, the sanctuary Machu Picchu is also a rich environmental reserve. While its length equals only 0.025% of the area of Peru, home to approximately 10% of fauna and 22% of the country’s flora in Peru. In his nine altitudinal, where you can find extensive cloud forests, steep cliffs and green landscapes, which refer to the exuberance of the high forest, they offer a broad variety of birds, orchids, butterflies, mammals and fish, among others in Machu Picchu.
These characteristics make up a particular scenario, as we face the arduous task of creating the conditions for Machu Picchu remains the tourist icon par excellence of our country Peru and the continent, without neglecting a vision that leads us to generate the mechanisms to ensure their conservation and sustainability over time in Peru.
In that sense, the multi-sectoral and coordinated the different levels of the State of Peru, to which are adding various initiatives organized society, work is essential so that future generations can continue to enjoy the magic of Machu Picchu radiates the world visiting the Peru and Machu Picchu.
Today, 100 years after the world received the extraordinary news of the existence of Machu Picchu, it should be noted that any commemoration could be carried out without paying before a sincere and deserved tribute to the people of Cusco, who knew the sanctuary long before the arrival of Hiram Bingham in 1911 – Peru. It is thanks to the talent and the generosity of men and women cusqueños, yesterday and today, we can enjoy this wonder and surprise of Machu Picchu.
The legacy he leaves us this people is therefore invaluable Machu Picchu.
Then on the scale of the earth I climbed, between the atrocious tangle of lost jungles, to you, Macchu Picchu.
High City Scalar stones, abode end of that land, He did not hide in the sleeping garments.
Mother of stone and sperm of condors. High reef of human dawn. Pala lost in the first arena.
This was the abode, this is the site: here widths corn grains amounted and fell again like red hail.
Here the golden thread left vicuna loves to wear, barrows, mothers, King, the prayers, the warriors
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