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Temple of the Sun

Machu Picchu, Peru
+51 992 059 069
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“curved walls” (5 reviews)
“winter solstice” (11 reviews)
“stone work” (8 reviews)
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Machu Picchu, Peru
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+51 992 059 069
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Machu Picchu has so many fascinating sights to see that singling out any is difficult. This temple is definitely one of the ones not to miss during your long visit. It is easy to find as it is well marked and very visible from higher...More

Thank Tennessee50plus
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

One of the two main identifiable temples in Machu Picchu itself (the other one being the Condor Temple), the Temple of Sun is easy enough to find, even without a guide (although we had a guide). There's a sign to tell you precisely where it...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I Never imagine that i will be able to see it in person! this place is magical and spiritual, is amazing, beautiful and worth the hike. Take your time don't rush, once you on the top you will never regretted

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

It's kind of a "must" if you're at Machu Picchu anyway, and we didn't have any trouble finding it without a guide, as some others on here have said. I thought the whole site was pretty decently marked (although Circuito 2 got a tad confusing...More

1  Thank Brittany_11_10
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Soak in every site and every moment of this magical place.. It is interesting to take a minute study and contemplate how this was built.. And, even more amazing, is how it has lasted all of these years...

Thank bas0921
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Come see everything you can. Climb to the highest point, take lots of pictures. You will want to remember the time you spent here. This place is very magical.

Thank sgtsbud
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The temple of the sun can be a little hard to find if you don't have a guide. I was on a 1-way path that was too low so had to exit the site & ask to be (luckily) readmitted. When i finally hit the...More

Thank Sail_Scarlett
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Interesting contrasting structure in comparison to the rest of the site...the only round wall and the flat stones indicating a temple.

Thank LookingForFamilyFun
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Our guide explained how the Sumer and winter solstice affected the altar inside and it is brilliant and mystical

Thank 944michelem
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

It is really a good place for pictures, the Inca buildings have the same style as all over Peru, for me personally was nothing really special after 2 days of visiting all Inca ruins.

Thank bulansanyi
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NaeNae63
4 September 2016|
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Response from teachtag2016 | Reviewed this property |
This is part of Machu Picchu.
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