Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes is the colloquial name for Machu Picchu Pueblo, a town on the Urubamba River in Peru. It is best known as the closest town to the tourist attraction Machu Picchu, which is 6 km away. It has many hotels and restaurants for tourists, as well as natural hot springs, which give the town its name ("hot waters" in Spanish). The hydro electric plant about 8 km past Aguas Calientes is the end of the train line from Cusco. A few trains leave Cusco each morning to transport tourists from Cusco to Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu; they are also used by local residents.

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