Last Friday, Peru announced a two-week restriction to three areas in the Machu Picchu citadel to prevent greater deterioration.
“From May 15-28, access to the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor and Intihuatana Stone will be strictly controlled at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the government said”, you can read in The Jakarta Post.
Currently, around 6,000 visitors per day are allowed in Machu Picchu in two waves: a group in the morning and another in the afternoon. In addition, authorities will evaluate the situation before setting new permanent rules from June 1.
“Machu Picchu, which means ‘old mountain’ in the Quechua language indigenous to the area, is at the top of a lush mountain and was built during the reign of the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1471)”, the aforementioned media said.
These measures will be taken to prevent further deterioration to the citadel for the large number of visitors that arrive from all over the world to visit it.