In Peru Machu Picchu 1 July will be able to visit only 500 tourists per day
Famous Inca city Machu Picchu, which is to be reopened to tourists on 1 July, will be able to visit only about 500 visitors a day – is one tenth of the previous number, announced the mayor of Aguas calientes (or Machu Picchu), Darwin Tank Leon.
Aguascalientes is a small town at the foot of the mountains, where there is an ancient graying of the Incas, he tours begin.
"According to the document, which we called the agreement on Machu Picchu, we have to obey the protocols. The number of tourists that will visit Machu Picchu, there will be around 500 at best," said the mayor in an interview with RPP radio. Earlier, the Inca city was visited by about five thousand people a day.
He noted that this was a severe blow to the local economy, because the life of the surrounding towns and villages tied to the tourists. Currently, thousands of owners of restaurants, hotels and shops with Handicrafts await the return of visitors. However, in the first stage can work only 20-30% of them.
A must when visiting the historic monument will become hand washing, use of masks, compliance with social distance.
Machu Picchu, the fortress of ancient America, located in modern Peru, it is often called the "lost city of the Incas". Included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. According to scientists, the structure was founded by the tribe of the Incas shortly before 1500 and was built up to capture the surrounding territories by the Spaniards, then it was abandoned. The uniqueness of Machu Picchu that the fortress was not destroyed or rebuilt by the Spaniards.