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Temple of the Sun

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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
Phone Number: +51 992 059 069
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Built in the form of a circular tower on a massive slab of granite, this...

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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Magical

Magical, but please respect the rules. I sat there for at least 2hrs transfixed on the construction.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magical, but please respect the rules. I sat there for at least 2hrs transfixed on the construction.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Note the scientifically built walls and structure. Amazing for their time! Do this with a guide preferably!

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were there, you had to view this from above, but it is quite remarkable the design to track winter and summer solstice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike up here takes a while, so I suggest that you take your time and enjoy the views along the way and make the trek a part of the enjoyment. We stopped several times in areas of shade that is provided along the way and as we caught our breath in the thin air, we also took in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the great work for ancient Inca for it's engineer and astronomy. The building shows how the ancient warship the sun and keep the engineer skill to show the people.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cant really complain about the number of tourists as I am part of the problem - but it does affect your ability to enjoy the temple as it is literally swarming with people. Still worth the trip, whether you hike, bus, or train it there! Plenty to see and do, easy to spend the whole day there. Just beware there... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A particularly magnificent example of Inca engineering and building techniques. Stop and have a better look, also underneath.

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Heers, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't miss it. It is a very important part of MP. very nice area . Make sure you have a guide who can explain everything.

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

All the sites at Machu Picchu are worthy of your attention. As said elsewhere in my reviews, having a guide who knows what is what is most important. Otherwise, you will not know that the Temple of the Sun is not the Sun Temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Ask the ticket checker to help you select a guide for viewing the ruins. It helps to gain an understanding of everything before you wander on our own.

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