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10 Interesting & Fun Facts about Machu Picchu

1)      Machu Picchu’s Royal Plaza once became a helicopter landing pad. According to accounts by Dr. Manuel Chávez Ballón, Machu Picchu’s late resident archaeologist, in 1978 in preparation for the arrival of the king and queen of Spain, Carlos and Sofia,