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what is the inca trail and how important is it today?

The Inca Trail or Capac ñan, is a main Andean road built by the Inca emperor Pachacutec that served to connect Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire, with the other cities that comprised the Tahuantinsuyo and was the main axis of political and economic power of the Inca empire, with a road network of more than 23,000 kilometers long built in more than 2000 years of pre-Inca and Inca culture. In the years 1400 to 1471 was the maximum expansion, reaching Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

Its importance today, on June 21, 2014 during the 38th meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Doha, was inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage Site where it receives international recognition as a great masterpiece in engineering, thanks to its universal value that favors its preservation, conservation, protection, revaluation together with its people, ancestral traditions and values.

Today the Inca Trail is the second most important trek in the world, which welcomes thousands of tourists every year for its realization and leads you to one of the wonders of the world Machupicchu.

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