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Built in the form of a circular tower on a massive slab of granite, this sacred edifice contains the famous Intiwatana, or sun dial, which the Incas used to "tie down" the sun at the winter solstice each year.
Very cool place on Machu Picchu and worth the time spent, highly advise getting a guide to show you around, you won't miss a thing. suggest you negotiate the prices as they will try and sell you on a high dollar first offer, we got...More
The Temple of the Sun, built on top of a large and important rock next to the Royal Palace, is the only construction of its kind in Machu Picchu. It has a unique semicircular outer wall called a Torreon, a rarity in Inca construction, through...More
If you are a fan of Tintin comic series, you have to visit this place. Being ardent fans of Tintin, it was a dream come true to do this steep hike up from Machu Picchu ruins, and get a complete panoramic view of the ruins...More
When we visited in September the Temple of the Sun was closed to visitors but we could look down on it from a higher terrace. It was almost better seeing it from above as we could get a different perspective. This is truly a mystical...More