The use of special floors has allowed reducing the impact of the intense rains that fall on the Inca citadel Machu Picchu, said the director of this archaeological park, Fernando Astete Victoria, to Andina.
This special material is expected to last for six years in various places of Machu Picchu for the protection of this tourist attraction, which is the most popular in Peru and receives millions of visitors annually.
According to Astete, the use of this material has been beneficial because if it had not been implemented, the floor of the Inca archaeological site would have subsided by up to 15 centimeters.
Machu Picchu also suffers from heavy rains, which are a great threat to the site. Regarding this, Astete said that the drainage system of Inca origin, with the support of new buildings, help drain the rainwater.
“Machu Picchu is considered as the first tourist destination in Peru. At least 150,000 tourists visit it every month and around 2 million visitors arrive each year to the Inca citadel.”, wrote the Andina News Agency.
Recently, Machu Picchu was considered as the most outstanding South American tourist attraction in the latest report “The wonders of the world”, published by On The Go Tours, which highlights the most popular tourist attractions on Instagram.