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MACHU PICCHU REACHED ITS MAXIMUM CAPACITY FOR DAILY VISITORS…

Posted on 22 July 2011

Peruvian authorities in Cusco said Wednesday that after reaching the maximum number of 2500 visitors per day, access to the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu has been restricted to ensure its preservation. “As an institution, we have internal and external standards to meet”.

 

These standards include the recommendations made by Unesco and the Master Plan of Machu Picchu which states that only 2500 people can enter the citadel per day,” said the Regional Directorate of Cultura (DRC).

 

Machu Picchu closed momentarily on Tuesday, July 19, and some 80 visitors, who were accompanied by informal tour guides, could not enter the archaeological site.”They arrived in the town of Machu Picchu without their ticket”.

 

In the last months there has been an strong boom and promotion of Machu Picchu due to the centenary of its scientific discover. For this reason, on a permanent basis, through the online ticket system, it is shown how many spaces are available and emphasize to buy them in advance

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