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Machu Picchu Guide - Links & Further Reading

        
LINKS
 
UNESCO World Heritage: http://whc.unesco.org/ 
An up-to-date site on the status of World Heritage site monuments with useful background information about UNESCO’s World Heritage mission.
 
PROM PERU: http://www.peru.info/perueng.asp
English language website for the Peruvian Tourist Office.

Instituo Machu Picchu: http://www.imapi.org.pe/
A Peruvian NGO charged with the sustainable development and preservation of cultural and natural resources within the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Reserve.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre: http://www.wcmc.org.uk/protected_areas/data/wh/macchu.html 
Detailed analyses on protected areas of the world including Machu Picchu with information on fauna, vegetation and conservation management.

Andean Travel Web: www.andeantravelweb.com/peru
Practical online guide to parts of South America with a strong focus on Inca Trail operators and the region around Cusco.


FURTHER READING

Lost City of the Incas by Hiram Bingham
First published in 1952, this remains the definitive account of the discovery of Machu Picchu accompanied by photographs of the original expedition.

The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming
A gripping version of the fall of the Inca empire following the Spanish invasion of Peru.

The Inca Trail: Cuzco and Machu Picchu by Richard Danbury
One of Trailblazer’s very useful trekking guides with a good section on Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu, the Sacred Center by Johan Reinhard
Written by the well-known high altitude archaeologist, this is a scholarly look at religion and mountain worship in Inca times.

Exploring Cusco by Peter Frost
A bible for visitors to Cusco and the Sacred Valley written by a long-time resident of the area.

   

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