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“No guide, but enjoyed the scenery”
Review of Temple of the Sun

Temple of the Sun
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$52.00*
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Private Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
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$460.00*
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Day Tour to Machu Picchu on Expedition Service
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Hiked up about 45 min or an hour to a beautiful view of Machu Picchu. Nice place at the top to rest in the shade and drink some water before heading back down.

2  Thank Steph0722
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

When the sun is getting through the window in the summer winter solistice is striking right in the altar!! Wow!! Amazing civilization !!!

2  Thank nenann
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

read up all about the sun's rays striking the walls of the temple on summer solistice / winter solistice. A guide is very helpful if you can have one...........

1  Thank sumukund
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Once I was there with my mom and we were silent for a endless time. You will have a different understanding of life once you are there.

2  Thank JesusNapancca
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Just wonderful. How that civilization was so advanced. Wonderful place to see part of the Machu Pichu experience.

Thank GloriaGBe
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