The famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu reopened to tourists Thursday after a two-month closure due to floods that washed out the rail link to the mountaintop ruins. Hundreds of foreign visitors entered the ruins after the morning reopening. Peru's No. 1 tourist site had been shut down since late January, when heavy rains disrupted the rail link from the city of Cuzco and trapped some 4,000 tourists, many rescued with helicopters.
Machu Picchu open for visitors again
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