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Puyapatamarca

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Machu Picchu
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Darwin, Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The further you get into the inca trail it gets better and better. This place is another highlight and worth spending some time looking over.

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Cusco Region, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was a temple built on a platform surrounded by terraces with strange leaning and curved walls, at its base flows water through a group of enigmatic fountains.

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Melbourne, Australia
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341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Day 3 of the Inca Trail is the best day of all. You see one large ruin after another. Puyapatamarca was the best ruin we saw all day. Even larger than Sayaqmarka from just a couple of hours before. This one is very steep and there is a complex system of water channels flowing around it. These were formerly ritual... More

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Oradea, Romania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Amazing place, excellent wiew ! I came from Romania to fulfill one of my most beautiful teenager dream.

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Canada
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49 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stopped near this site for our lunch and it immediately began to be misty and cloudy. We were unable to see the ruins, but the area around it was amazing and one of the more interesting parts of the hike. Try to find the frogs. We heard alot of them all around us and very close, but could never... More

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Pretty much cloudy ,enjoy the moment ,mist everywhere ! Still you can feel the nature and relax,only in the inca trail you re able to see it

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Wroclaw
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Puyapatamarca means a city upon the clouds and getting there you have the impression that the name is true. We vere lucky to enjoy the splendid view to Urubamba. Absolutely recommended

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Cusco, Peru
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

it is really one of the best camping spots for the Inca trail trek to Machu picchu, at night we do the star gazing, and wonderful dinner with lot´s of fun!

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This was fabulous. We had it all to ourselves so there were no crowds. The view from the top takes on a whole new meaning when you are here. The view down the valley was beyond description. so were the steps when we had to go down them past the llamas,to get to the camp site where the tents were... More

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

You pass so many wonderful Inca sites on the camino del inca that it's easy to not spend the time and marvel at each. Take your time here, it's another impressive site.

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