Hundreds of tourists are blocked in Machu Picchu

Foreigners can't get out of the holy city

Hundreds of tourists blocked in Machu Picchu

Hundreds of tourists blocked in Machu Picchu

About 800 foreign tourists are trapped in the legendary Inca mountain city of Machu Picchu in Peru.

It is located at an altitude of 2430 meters in the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. The lands along the Urubamba River are considered the birthplace of this ancient civilization.

It is in this part of the Andes that the city of Cuzco, the capital of the ancient Inca state, stands. Now it is the regional center of Peru, where about half a million people live.

December 7, the President of Peru, socialist Pedro Castillo, was removed from power by a decision of parliament. This sparked a wave of protests and riots across the country. The new authorities imposed a state of emergency throughout the state.

Because of this, the only railway 100 km from Cusco to Machu Picchu was closed for a week. In PeruRail, this decision was explained by the protests of the railway workers. As a result, tourists cannot get out of the holy city.

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