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Mass tourism threatens the world heritage site of Machu Picchu
"Mass tourism is threatening world heritage site of Machu Picchu"

"with the introduction of the new strict rules for the tourists in the inca town"

"inca city Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the world's most famous landmarks. nMen the many tourists threaten to destroy the old mountain town, and with the introduction of the harder inträdesregler to see the world heritage site. "

"Peru's most popular attraction is the ancient inca city of Machu Picchu. Mountain town attracts over 1.5 million visitors each year and is a Unesco world heritage site. "

"Even if the guides and other traders living on the tourists, so this means the many visitors are also a threat to the inca city. Garbage and arrogant tourists who climb on the ruins or pedaling around in areas where they are not allowed has led to that the authorities had to resort to stricter rules. "

"More times to choose from"

"From 1 January in the year visitors must select a time shift when they want to visit the city, reports the Peru Telegraph. The tourists can choose between: "

"the Entrance opens on the hour every hour. It means that the visitors must arrive at least one hour before tidsskiftet go out to not risk being denied entry. In addition, the area to be evacuated and empty at the visitors before half-past six in the evening. "

"Because many want to see the city early in the morning, be tempted visitors with free admission to the museum and Raqchi if they choose to come later in the day. "

"the System of tickets was introduced already in 2017, after Unesco threatened to enter Machu Picchu on its list of endangered world heritage sites. It turned out that the number of visitors had increased by double per day, from 2500 to 5000 in the summer. The visitors have since then found itself in but must visit the area with an official guide, and moving on set paths, also choose to visit the site to either the morning or the afternoon. "

"The new stricter rules mean more time and you should book a couple of months in advance to be sure of a place. A bought a ticket and selected date can not be undone or changed. An adult pays about 620 sek for a visit. "

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