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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 4 days ago

You don't need an other specific ticket to visit the Temple Of The Sun. From there, you simply can enjoy some beautiful views over the main site.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joël D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was not that difficult of a hike and worth it! If you want to get great views without the vertical climb to Machu Picchu mountain or the crazy one of Huayna Picchu...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mpk1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the highlights of your guided tour is this set of ruins at one of the most magnificent places in the world. Stupendous!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

The finish work and the smoothing of the stones was impressive as was the alignment with celestial events like equinoxes. The thought and planning to build it is as impressive as the structure itself.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

It is about 40 minutes of walking part of the inca-trail to the temple of the sun. The view is nice if skies are clear but it is not very special.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mathijnl2018
Reviewed 16 November 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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NaeNae63
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This is part of Machu Picchu.
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