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on the left bank of the Urubamba river, Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Inca had a very sophisticated understanding of the seasons and this sundial is part of the technology they used. A neat detail carved out of a larger rock.

Thank seattaxi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stories of the child sacrifices and Llama tortures were far too crazy to be real when the locals told me. Liitle did I know because when I sat on top of the stone to tie my shoelaces, chills went down my spine and I...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Typically this will be covered in any guided tour of the Machu Pichu citadel. You are not allowed to wait for too long around this as this part is sinking.

Thank Jayi R
Reviewed May 7, 2018

At the top of Machu Picchu, is this stone sun dial and sacrificial stone,. It's worth a see but also part of the experience,.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed April 6, 2018

High on a hill within Machu Picchu is this magnificently huge rock sun dial. The Incas were so clever! Make sure you make the effort and walk up to it (up the stairs from near the ancient quarry, after the Temple of the Sun).

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Exceptionally clever people who knew a lot about direction if sun’s rays for both summer and winter solstice. Stone acted as an indication for crop growing.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This magnificent rock as part of the Machu Picchu ruins is carved out from a huge slab and stands at the highest level of the ruins. We were part of a Gate1 tour and the guide basically explained to us that it functioned back then...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This area left me completely awed at the ingenuity, engineering and science of the Incas. It’s carvings and positioning points perfectly in all directions. There is a stone across from it that points directly to magnetic north. Our guide even got out his compass to...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

This is just plain awesome at so many levels. Although we encountered rain and mist nothing could dampen our enthusiasm and we were just so impressed. If it is on your bucket list go when you have the stamina because there is a lot of...More

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed September 25, 2017

The Intihuatana – the stone to tie the sun. The Intihuatana is a mixture between an altar and an astronomical device. The ingenious stone will cast absolutely no shadow on the day of the solstice. Different angles and levels also made it possible to predict...More

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February 24, 2017|
Response from AB_Stb_OZ | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean the Zona Arqueologica at Moray at Maras district? The coordinates of that are N 8524890.05 E 803989.57 Success and good luck.