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Review of Temple of the Sun

Temple of the Sun
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Private Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
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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.
somewhere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“interesting”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Yes, it is amazing to see such a perfect and precise construction when you see sun through the windows only on certain moments.
Feels like magic or something left from visitors from other planets:)

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Great Construction”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is another example of great Inca construction. It makes for good pictures as it stands out amongst the other ruins. Definitely worth a visit during your tour of Machu Picchu. You can take pictures form many angles and they almost always look nice. However; good luck getting one with no people in it. It gets crowded.

Visited May 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“No guide, but enjoyed the scenery”
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.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
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 !!!

Visited March 2013
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“Amazing technology”
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...........

Visited May 2013
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