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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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Can't miss this highlight at Machu Picchu

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The most important temple as determined by the shape and the nest finishes of the walls. Also the most important as it was used to determine the winter and summer solistices. It is amazing to see the end result and marvel at how many months people labored polishing stones down by hand to get such an exact and perfect fit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 30 November 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 27 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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