Machu Picchu is a beautiful place with many amazing things to see and do ; both in and around Machu Picchu. One reason why Machu Picchu is so popular is its elevation. Machu Picchu lies clinging to a mountain above the Vilcanota River Valley and is amazing to look down upon. Some other attractions in Machu Picchu are Huayna Picchu peak (overlooks the city), Caretaker's Hut, the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Sacred Plaza, the Temple of Three Windows, the Sacred Rock, the Hitching Post of the Sun, and the Temple of the Moon. Popular activities in Machu Picchu include going to surf, swim, scuba, and just hang out at the beautiful beaches near Machu Picchu. One last thing that you can do in Machu Picchu is view the many endangered animals found there. Machu Picchu's beauty is matched by very few places, and its activities by even less.