Machu Picchu closes again, over local train dispute

Machu Picchu closes again, over local train dispute

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-12-15 10:02

LIMA, Peru: The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, closed its doors on Monday (Dec 14) for an indefinite period for security reasons amid protests by locals over train services, officials said.

"Due to the announced stoppages in the Machu Picchu district and in order to safeguard the integrity of its visitors, the citadel of Machu Picchu will not be open from Dec 14 until this situation is restored," said a statement issued by the Directorate of Culture of Cusco, the nearest city.

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