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Temple of the Three Windows

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Machu Picchu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Owner description: Located west of the main square, this sacred temple is known for its huge walls and three trapezoidal-shaped windows through which the sun's rays... more » Owner description: Located west of the main square, this sacred temple is known for its huge walls and three trapezoidal-shaped windows through which the sun's rays would pass illuminating the "Sacred Plaza" beyond. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

These windows represent a spiritual level of the world above, the world we live in and the underworld. There is also a carved stone with symbols of the Inca religion.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This "temple" has some great energy. Gt to the temple before the sun comes up and feel what the people that lived there experienced.

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Fairfax, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Again, we saw this as part of our guided tour. If you have no guide, read up on it prior to your visit so you will know what you are seeing when you are here. I think a guide (ours was from Condor Tours) is worth it for your first visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place located in the middle of Machu Picchu does offer a great view over the entire Inca city. A must see in Machu Picchu!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As other ruins is worth take some time if you are walking by. You will be able to see a different point of view of the city ruins.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

In Inca, three is a very special and sacred things. The temple of three window is the classic representative of number three in Inca, the three window represent different things and look special with Machu Picchu

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Darwin, Australia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pretty special place, regardless of when you're here it's a really beautiful spot. If you can get there at sunrise though, makes for a perfect picture.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Was here for sunrise and then walked around and viewed it from the front...Classic Machu Picchu - don't miss it!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Like the rest MP so many things to see and take in, but just take your time and enjoy the moment take it off your bucket list, I did and real pleased

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It is hard to know where to go once you arrive at Machu Picchu. This temple is at one of the highest points, but don't let that put you off. It is in an open area next to the sacred plaza.

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