A Japanese tourist who waited seven months after being stranded in Peru has got to visit Machu Picchu. After the world famous tourist site was opened just for him to visit it.
World famous tourist site opened for a single visitor: After planning to only stay a few days in the country in mid March, tourist Jesse Takayama had planned to visit the sacred site. But had it postponed as the global pandemic took hold. After putting in a special request he was finally able to visit the famous site on Saturday. Using the same ticket that he had purchased 7 months ago.
Afterwards, he said that it was amazing and thanked everyone involved for getting it to happen. Culture Minister Alejandro Neyra said that the site should be re-opening in November at a reduced capacity. But, as yet, a date has not been fixed.
He stated that, as the pandemic was still ongoing, it will open with all the necessary precautions being undertaken. Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located high up in the Andes mountains.
The mysterious Inca citadel, built in the 1400s, comprises three primary structures. Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. The site is visited by more than a million people per year. Raising concerns about damage to its ancient stonework.
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