Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes

About two kilometres away from Macchu Picchu is the town of Aguas Calientes. (That is one kilometre straight down the steep mountain and then one kilometre following the banks of a winding river with steep mountains on either side of it.) It is a ramshackled place, filled mainly with restaurants and hotels that cater for travellers. The only way to get to it is by train - there are no roads to it. Here we see restaurants and shops built right up to the railway line.