Aguas Calientes Peru

Ollantaytambo Train Station

We take a train at Ollantaytambo station and head towards the small town of Aguas Calientes. The train runs west along the Urubamba River.

We took a train to a small village called Aguas Calientes.

Let’s get inside the train.

View from the train window:What kind of life do the inhabitants of this place have?

Arrived at Machu Picchu Station

Aguas Calientes (Spanish, hot waters or hot springs) also known Machupicchu (Quechua, old peak of prominent mountain) is located in the Urubamba Province, Cusco Region. It is the seat of the Machupicchu District. the town lies at the Urubamba River. It has a population of 1,600 inhabitants.

There is a folk craft market in front of Machu Picchu station, let’s enter it.

There are many souvenir shops there. Our guide said, if you do shopping, you should beat down the price.

Left the folk craft market, the statue of Inka is near a bus stop.

According to the legend, the last Emperor Túpac Amaru of the Inca was executed and he became a condor and flew away.

From the market we are walking to the center of the village, old town. A stream runs through the town.

Aguas Calientes is a really small village.

What are these? Trash cans.

We arrived in the main square called Plaza Manco Capac.

The statue of Pachacuti is in the center of the square. Pachacuti was 9th Sapa Inca (Emperor) of Cusco Kingdom.

Plaza Manco Capac, a small square in a small village.

Iglesia Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes.

Left the parish church, we were walking to the booked hotel, Casa del Sol Machupicchu – Boutique Hotel. It is located in near the folk craft market.

Casa del Sol Machupicchu – Boutique Hotel; The Peru Rail train is running in front of the hotel.

Took a rest at the hotel and after supper I went out for a night walk alone.

Narrow back streets that I walked in the daytime. This town is really small.

Plaza Manco Capac at night, Aguas Calientes.

Night view of Machu Picchu village.

I am returning to the hotel, it is time to go to bed. I will  go to the Machu Picchu Ruins next morning. Buenas noches.

(A huge amount of photographs and descriptions of Machu Picchu Ruins are on the net. That is why I will skip the blog of Machu Picchu Ruins.)

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