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Huacachina is a village in the Ica region, in southwestern Peru, and built around a small natural lake in the desert. This place is known by the name Oasis of the Americas, and is a popular resort among local and foreign tourists.

The origin of this place according to local story that circulated was that the lake was formed when the young hunter disturbing a beautiful princess who was in the shower. The daughter immediately went away leaving a pool of water that later became lakes.

Now, owners of private land near the oasis has been made well, to access ground water. This has the effect of drastically reducing the level of water in the oasis. Besides this place became popular and good for buggying bumps and Sandboarding.

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ("Old Mountain" in Quechua language, often also called "the lost Inca City") is a site of pre-Columbian Inca ruins located in the mountainous region at an altitude of about 2350 m. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km northwest of Cusco.

This site was forgotten by the international community, but not by the local community. This site re-discovered by archaeologists from the university YaleHiram Bingham III rediscovered in 1911. Peru then do the legal efforts to retrieve artifacts taken by Bingham from the site. Since then, Machu Picchu became a tourist attraction that attracts local and foreign tourists.
The site has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, Machu Picchu is also one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, is also receiving attention due to damage caused by tourism (the number of visitors reached 400,000 in 2003).

Machu Picchu was built by the ancient Incan style with walls of polished stone. The main building is Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and Three Window Room. These places are referred to as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.

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