All areas of Machu Pichu are so interesting, it realy helps to have a good guide to explain everything.
This stone was important for identifying solstices and thus telling Inca when to plant/harvest their crops. It is usually included with most tours.
The Intihuatana stone is at the summit of the sacred pyramid at Machu Picchu. Urban legend has it that it is roped off since an illegal camera crew managed to chip off a piece by their tripod falling on the stone in 2001. The sacred pyramid gets VERY busy during the day, we went after three and it was much... More
After taking in alot of the tour of Machu Picchu we headed to the Intihuantana. After getting there, I was surprised to see that it was not crowded and roped off. It was great to be able to take a picture of it and take the time to see it without a crowd. This is an important part of the... More
How this civilization have the interpretation and the respect for the nature !! Very impressive cuz they have so much knowledge and they were very accurate !! Unique place !! Must see it!!
I had to wait more than 30 years to finally get to that unique and most beautiful in the entire world.
No matter how often you hear of how ancient cultures were so good at astronomy and chronology, it never ceases to amaze how such knowledge was gained and harnessed from very basic methodology. The use of stone structures to create modern, and accurate, methods of chronology is astounding.
In its center is a rectangaular prism, which points to the Southeast where the sun is during the winter solstice. Also called as “the Hitching Point of the Sun,” the stone is believed to be historically used by the Incas to hold the sun in place when the winter solstice occurs. However, scientific researchers believe that the stone was used... More
After visiting some power places, we reach the part, that because of its placement and stone-works, has inspired all who have had the opportunity to see it. I am referring here to the Intiwatana and all that surrounds it. This stone structure is probably the most important of the sanctuary, because of its dimension and shape. Numerous interpretations have been... More
...not for someone that has a fear of heights. I don't, but the gentleman that tried to get out of there clearly did have. For the rest of us, it is a very photographic location, and a nice spot within the Machu Picchu area in itself.
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