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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.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The finish work and the smoothing of the stones was impressive as was the alignment with celestial events like equinoxes. The thought and planning to build it is as impressive as the structure itself.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is about 40 minutes of walking part of the inca-trail to the temple of the sun. The view is nice if skies are clear but it is not very special.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

If you are already at Machu Picchu, great to hike up to the temple. Amazing views. I would have liked more time to sit and reflect but the "staff" do not let you stay too long in any one place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

It is certainly amazing how the Inca’s could figure this all out. The craftsmanship is superb. I was glad to have a guide along to add mire to what I could have gleaned from a travel book

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kristinak27
Reviewed October 8, 2018

You won't be able to go into the temple but get as close as possible to see where the Sun Gate lines up with the summer equinox window and the mountain pass lines up with winter.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

This place just wows you anywhere you look, how they built it, what a precision, whit what tools they had ?

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from teachtag2016 | Reviewed this property |
This is part of Machu Picchu.