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Peru plans to develop 'second Machu Picchu'

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru Image by Oisin Mulvihill / CC BY 2.0

The government of Peru has announced its plans to build a cable car system to Kuelap, a cultural heritage site in the northern Amazonas region of the country. One of Peru’s best kept secrets, Kuelap and several other Chachapoya ruins have remained largely unexplored. Peruvian officials say the move seeks to ease traffic off Machu Picchu and increase tourism in other areas of the country. Read more: jaunted.com