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“Amazing ancient architecture”
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.
Waikoloa, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing ancient architecture”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

All of the structures were amazing to see. The surrounding Ande's mountains with the fog were mystical.
Peru is a must do on everyone's bucket list.

Visited December 2013
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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Intersting”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The way the people under the INKA worked leaves you in AWE especially i sacred places like temples or in Princes places like the casa del ika.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The incredible stone work that and precision used when building the Temple of the Sun was stunning. Part of the Temple of the Sun stone work even extended into our Hotel, which was right across the street. To add as mentioned in another person review, it truly helps to have a great guide to explain everything. Gate1Travel.com does make sure that they provide travelers with some of the best guides around and the also use the best local guides to enhance your experiences.

Visited August 2013
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Energy”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Inca clearly had much respect for the seasons and elements and they relied on the sun for growing-as a sun lover this was a must!

Visited October 2012
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Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

It was just amazing to see the incredible stone work and the precision of the window/shadow. The Inka's were amazing

Visited August 2013
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