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Temple of the Sun

Machu Picchu, Peru
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Sun Temple is an amazing place to visit, it is at the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It is a semicircular construction attached to a natural cave, construction

Thank INCA DINASTY TR... A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very easy to visit once in the Machu Picchu area, all the sights are within a few kms albeit some steep stairs.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Temple was built to celebrate and worship the Sun God. The windows are perfectly aligned to create no shadow when the sun is at the summer & winter solstices. The gnomonic structure follows & measures the solar calendar. Very cool place to visit!

Thank MiamiBeachDrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Master stonemakers created a round building made of stone. Unbelievable. The sones were so well aligned without any mortar but the technique of joints was used! Amazing!

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This whole place is breathtaking. Just wear comfortable shoes and go on a walk around the ruins. If you are not with a group hire a guide. Don't forget your passport!!!!

Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you go plan a 2 to 4 week trip or longer the 3 day trip is a rip off only 30 minutes at the site and more money????????????

Thank IMHUEY
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One cannot miss the Temple as the tour goes one way throughout the ruins and this temple cannot be missed with its curved walls and a huge rack in the centre . You will marvel at the workmanship and the purpose of the temple that...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

At an altitude a bit higher than Machu Picchu and with stairs that are more demanding, the climb(and the multiple curse words while we huffed and puffed) to the top of this was worth it for the views. Set in a beautiful town with water...More

Thank lunalia
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Simply beautiful within Machu Picchu City. Machu Picchu is gorgeous and the INKAS were so smart and ahead of their time. This is a MUST.

Thank Dhirald00
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This temple captures the rays from the Winter and Summer Solstice. It was so cool to be told the light comes from the Sun Gate right through the windows. Obviously has such significance for the Incas. Remarkable!!!

Thank Greg M
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NaeNae63
4 September 2016|
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Response from teachtag2016 | Reviewed this property |
This is part of Machu Picchu.
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