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The town Aguas Calientes is located in the state of Cusco in Peru. Aguas Calientes, which means hot water in Spanish, is now mostly called the town Machu Picchu Pueblo. First steps towards the beginning of social life were taken at the beginning of the 20th century with the construction of railways into the mountains in the town, which is located on the banks of the Vilcanota River between the mountains rising more than 400 meters. With its lands easy to walk on, Aguas Calientes is the favorite of tourists as well as it stands out with its streets like a large open-air market.

Aguas Calientes, known for its warm weather, has an average temperature of 16 degrees and it is under the influence of the rainy season between November and March. The rest of the year has a favorable climate for holidays. This small but glorious town has many different activities that can be explored by walking and must be absolutely experienced. You can especially spend some time in hot springs with medicinal properties, which are 800 meters away from the town Aguas Calientes, and then you can walk up to the hill in the town and go to the bathhouse where you can have a massage.

The Ancient Inca City and The Machu Picchu Archaeological Area taken to the World Heritage List by UNESCO are among the must-see places in Aguas Calientes.

What gives the town its real fame is the ancient city of Machu Picchu and you shouldn't end your journey to Aguas Calientes without seeing the ancient city of Machu Picchu, which is visited by over 1 million people around the world each year. There are large craft markets along the road to Machu Picchu for those who want to leave the town with a lasting souvenir. Getting to Aguas Calientes by train will save you a lot of time. You can reach the ancient city by taking Cusco/Peru line or Ollantaytambo line.

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