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Temple of the Sun

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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
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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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We were lucky as the clouds cleared and we could see the iconic view of Machu Picchu. Get there early and have the place to yourselves. Obviously fabulous views of this awesome... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky as the clouds cleared and we could see the iconic view of Machu Picchu. Get there early and have the place to yourselves. Obviously fabulous views of this awesome place.

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Kempsey, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding building skills, complete with running water irrigation from mountain top,must be seen to be truly appreciated

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Dundas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the ruins at Machu Picchu. Well worth visiting and reviewing. Amazing architecture and knowledge of astronomy and building techniques.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love, love love love love. So cultural and historic. I think I took a million pictures here. :) Go there with an empty memory for your camera!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you come to Machu Picchu, get at tour guide. That is the best way to learn about what you're looking at and some details you may have never noticed. Temple of the sun will be a stop. Its almost in the middle of the main complex, so you have views on all sides. I had some difficulty walking up... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This temple is in Machu Picchu , it is the only circular temple with two windows that are oriented each for the solsticio of winter and Sumer , to appreciate how it function with the lights of the sun in early morning it is recommended to visit around each solstice

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Bridgewater, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The highest point in the city complex area (not the Guardhouse where you see the iconic photos taken from). Slight hike up stairs to get to the main temple for some pretty impressive views to the city complex below. Absolute must when visiting Machu Picchu.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an incredible part of Manchu Picchu. It is so historic and the point where the sun determines the summer and winter solstice. It is unbelievable the science behind this ruin.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great scenic views from this point of the MP ruins. Awesome photograph opportunities and historical point. Follow the MP guide map to find the exact location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite spots in the Sacred Valley! Very cool to hike up and look out onto the small buildings surrounding. Ice capped mountains nearby.

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