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Temple of the Sun

Machu Picchu, Peru
+51 992 059 069
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US$ 52.00*
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US$ 460.00*
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Day Tour to Machu Picchu on Expedition Service
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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 5 days 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 1 week 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 2 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????????????

Reviewed 2 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Machu Picchu in general is breathtaking !!! but it´s amazing to see this temple, created to capture the sunlight threw their windows exactly on each 21st of June and 22nd of December.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

After a guided tour of Machu Picchu, I had some free time to wander and headed straight for the Temple of the Sun. It was an easy pleasant climb, with nice spots to stop and take a few photos.

Thank IrishMD
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We were told that tourists were no longer allowed to enter the temple ad repairs and conservation were being made to the temple. What we could see from above the temple were workers refurbishing the altar.

Thank william f
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4 September 2016|
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Response from teachtag2016 | Reviewed this property |
This is part of Machu Picchu.