Kuelap Named to the New York Times' List of 52 Places to Go in 2018
The Kuelap Fortress of Peru’s Amazonas region was recognized by the New York Times in their annual 52 Places to Go list. As a lesser-known alternative to Machu Picchu, Kuelap earned its spot at No. 29 on the list for its novelty value.
In their feature on the Kuelap Fortress, the New York Times’ highlighted the parallels of Kuelap to Machu Picchu as well as their dramatic differences, saying to “think of Kuélap as a similar kind of spiritual space, minus the lines and the aggressive souvenir hawkers.”
Kuelap is increasingly stepping into its nickname of “the Machu Picchu of the North”, as improved air connectivity and the new cable car system have improved access to the previously hard-to-reach fortress.
The New York Times’ complete list of places to go in 2018 can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/travel/places-to-visit.html