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Temple of the Sun

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Address: Machu Picchu, Peru
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+51 992 059 069

Built in the form of a circular tower on a massive slab of granite, this...

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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Amazing to see how these structures were build with stones. A really interesting place. Walk slow because of the altitude.

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Marie-lize C
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to see how these structures were build with stones. A really interesting place. Walk slow because of the altitude.

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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is one of the ultimate places to travel too and see this magical site. I would highly recommend having a guide take you around. It helps understand the purpose of this place. Remember, there are still things unknown about this magical place in the clouds.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Machu Picchu is one of the most amazing places I have ever been to. The Temple of the Sun is one of the highlights of any visits there. The views are just jaw dropping, picture postcard stuff. To be honest, no words could ever do it justice, it really is a place that has to be seen to be believed.... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Cuscu Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

These tribes before the Incas and the Incas were very intelligent and formidable people, accomplishing what they did with no such thing as the wheel. Imagine our world without the wheel being invented!! They could tell when it was time to plant certain crops and everything else by the light coming thru the window at different angles and it was... More 

Thank Realniceguy_12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The blocks on this awesome building were lined up to other mountains. A certain time of year the sun goes threw the mountain into the window.

Thank TravelerHughes
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We went on a guided tour to the Temple of the Sun and it was a smaller site that still has so much to offer. Definetly recommend having a guide so you can get as much info as possible about the different formations and stories behind the site. Started our tour in the late afternoon till close and had clear... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a very interesting place but you need a guide to give you all the right information. Well worth the visit

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Fairbanks, AK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! The walks through MP are pretty much 1 way, so once you start up you are committed!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky as the clouds cleared and we could see the iconic view of Machu Picchu. Get there early and have the place to yourselves. Obviously fabulous views of this awesome place.

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Kempsey, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Outstanding building skills, complete with running water irrigation from mountain top,must be seen to be truly appreciated

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