thursday, march 19, 2009
Machu PicchuA plan to build an elevator to ferry tourists up to the famous 'lost' city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, has been proposed by the regional government in Peru.
The regional tourism board for the Department of Cusco says the elevator will ascend 1,500 feet from the level of the Urubamba River to the ridge where the ancient citadel is located. (Tourists presently use a bus service that winds it's way up a dirt road on the side of the mountain.)
If built, the number of tourists could increase fourfold over the current daily maximum of approximately 2,500. That concerns many who feel the site is already in danger due to the influx of visitors.
My story on the project, Peru Proposes Elevator to Increase Access to Machu Picchu Site, is on ENR.com.
|comment posted by: Cuzco John on march 20, 2009 @ 3:15 pm|
So when will they install a Mcdonalds at Machu Picchu?
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