ERROR: NOT New Zealand. This is NOT RED BEACH Auckland. Actually: Red sand coast at 'Playa Roja' in the hectares of 'Paracas Peninsula National Reserve' in Peru. Photo by Aaron Overlander. Available at Getty Images.
The Incans managed to build these enduring buildings with perfectly fitted stones—no mortar needed! And the location was so remote, the Spanish conquistadors never found Machu Picchu. It was 1911 before this Lost City was rediscovered.