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What is Peru known for?

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Some of the things that Peru are known for are historical sites, such as the Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines and the city of Trujillo. Peru also boasts the Andes mountain range and parts of the Amazon River within its borders.

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The Machu Picchu in Peru is an ancient Inca city that was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The city is considered to one of the modern world's seven wonders, and is located near the city of Cuzco. The Machu Picchu site is also located near both the Inca Trail and the Sacred Valley.

The Nazca Lines in Peru are gigantic geometric and animal shapes that were etched over an area measuring 280 square miles. The Nazca Lines is considered to be one of the UNESCO World Heritage Archeology sites and located around 300 miles from the city of Lima. The drawings were carved by natives of the region thousands of years in the past in a coastal desert region of Peru.

Peru is also know for the city of Trujillo, which was established in 1534, and its preserved architecture from the Spanish colonial era. Located near the city is also the world's largest mud citadel, the Chan Chan, which was constructed between 700 and 1400.

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