#MachuPicchu..one of the famous landmarks in the world earthquake resistant #peru

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Machu Picchu (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmatʃu ˈpitʃu]) (Quechua: Machu Pikchu; [ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu]) is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.

Machu Picchu was erected to withstand earthquakes. The stones are placed in a position where they fall back into place after the rocking has subsided, making one of the most famous landmarks in the world earthquake resistant. This is one of the major reasons this particular historic landmark is still so well-preserved, despite being built on top of, not one, but two fault lines.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu, http://travelbluebook.com/fun-travel-facts-around-world/