Dominated by two massive Inca ruins, the quaint village of Ollantaytambo is the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.
It is also a great example of the Incan's engineering prowess. The irrigation system they put in place still operates today.
While the train to Macchu Picchu leaves from Ollantaytambo, don't neglect it in your rush to get to the better known destination. Ollantaytambo deserves a few hour of your time before boarding the train.
Next stop, Macchu Picchu!
I hope you have enjoyed this snapshot of the "road to Machu Picchu".
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