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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%
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“curved walls” (6 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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"curved walls"
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"winter solstice"
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"stone work"
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"mother earth"
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"magical place"
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"bucket list"
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"incas"
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"stonework"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's an amazing thing to be there, to walk, and to touch these magic walls, build with technique, which is still not possible for us today.

Thank Darius B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You only need half day to spend in Machu Picchu unless you plan to climb the Wayna(Huayna) Picchu, in which case, it is better to do them on two different days. Of course, if you are the adventurous kind, you could do both on the...More

Thank vnarra63
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area of MP has a rounded wall and also has the sundial. This is one of the sacred areas at MP. Every guide will show it to you and it is marked clearly on every map. You should check it out for sure. Some...More

Thank finesilver
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bucket list incredible, how the structure is set up. Keep in mind this was build before modern tools and survey equipment. Every summer soltice the sun shines between the mountains through a small window into this room of worsip. A must see.

Thank Luis M
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

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

1  Thank seagullrob
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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 14 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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NaeNae63
3 September 2016|
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Response from teachtag2016 | Reviewed this property |
This is part of Machu Picchu.
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