The Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-guided Tour

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Big Earth Publishing, 2004 - Travel - 188 pages
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The best all around guide for those who've been or who are going to Machu Picchu . . . . Absolutely indispensable --Don Montague, president, South American Explorers. This revised edition includes newly discovered sites and full-color illustrations of real-life scenes from National Geographic.
 

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User Review  - moekane - LibraryThing

Excellent sector-by sector description with clear maps of the site and environs. Written for the unaccompanied explorer, but I found it a very helpful preview, even to a guided trip. Includes ... Read full review

A must if visiting Machu Picchu

User Review  - chinashrek - Overstock.com

If you are visiting Machu Picchu then this is the book for you. It provides great detail on every aspect of MP. Most tour books have only a limited amount of information about the site so you will ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Guardhouse and the Terrace of the Ceremonial Rock
6
The Western Urban Sector
15
The Temple of the Sun the Royal Mausoleum and Conjunto 2
20
The Royal Residence Conjunto 3
35
The Rock Quarry
40
The Sacred Plaza Conjunto 4
44
The Intiwatana Conjunto 5
51
The Mummies
103
Inca Water Management
106
Recently Discovered Inca Trail Down to the Urubamba River
112
Side Trips
117
Intipunku Gate of the Sun
119
Huayna Picchu including Uña Picchu and Alternate Trail to the Temple of the Moon
130
Temple of the Moon
148
Machu Picchu Mountain
152

The Eastern Urban Sector
59
The Sacred Rock Conjunto 6 the Unfinished Temple and the Petroglyph Peripheral Area C
60
Conjuntos 7 and 8 and the Unfinished Wall
66
Conjunto 9 and the Artisans Wall
68
Group of the Mortars Conjuntos 14 15 and 16
72
Conjuntos 10 and 11
80
Conjunto 12
82
Conjunto 13 and Intimachay
84
The Temple of the Condor Conjunto 17 and Conjunto 18
87
Various Sights on the Way Out
94
Wiñay Wayna
155
The Birds of Machu Picchu
159
Acknowledgments
163
Figure Credits
165
Glossary
167
References
168
Suggested Reading
171
Index
173
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