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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.
We did this walk as a family (including children of 14, 12 and 8 years) as it offered a relatively accessible walk at the site which did not require a separate booking. Whilst there are some moderately challenging sections, the track afforded great views and...More
You have to make sure to give yourself the right amount of time and space to visit all of the sites in and around Machu Picchu so definitely spread it out over a couple of days. The temple of the sun is inside the bigger...More
The Temple of the Sun is one of the most important structures at Machu Picchu. It’s known for the semicircular outer wall called the Torreón (tower or turret), a rarity in Inca construction. It was likely used as an observatory and for ceremonies to pay...More
Very cool place on Machu Picchu and worth the time spent, highly advise getting a guide to show you around, you won't miss a thing. suggest you negotiate the prices as they will try and sell you on a high dollar first offer, we got...More
The Temple of the Sun, built on top of a large and important rock next to the Royal Palace, is the only construction of its kind in Machu Picchu. It has a unique semicircular outer wall called a Torreon, a rarity in Inca construction, through...More