Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the world. Considered an engineering and architectural masterpiece, this 15th-century Inca citadel, set high in the Andes of Peru, provides stunning views. Its location at 2430 meters (7972 feet) above sea level makes it the perfect place to explore ancient ruins and nature in one. Even without its historical significance, Machu Picchu offers mesmerizing beauty, with its intricate stone walls, terraces, and mesmerizing green mountains. From the viewing platform at Machu Picchu, visitors can observe several peaks of the Eastern and Central Andes. Since it is declared a World Heritage Site, strict rules apply to visit this ancient Inca city. Photographers may need to get a special permit from the authorities to take pictures along the path.