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on the left bank of the Urubamba river, Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So this is a sundial but with a twist, it is at a bit of an angle to adjust for not being on the equator - funny. The Inca culture was very unique and all the history I learned on my hike to Machu Picchu...More

Thank BearTravels33
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admire the crafting of the smooth stone, ponder the knowledge of astronomy, view the mountains surrounding this site.

Thank SDCooks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on my guide this was a sun dial. It also pointed to the N, S, E and W. Another amazing Inca sacred creation

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This stone is only one of two surviving intact Intihuatanas (other is in Pisac), a mysterious ritual stone that is tied to ritual ceremonies as well as being an astronomic clock or Inca calendar used to measure when was the time to celebrate the winter...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 24 August 2018

It's interesting to see how the (not-so-ancient) ancient people developed their own state-of-the-art technology. It all ties together the life they led, but I must say I was underwhelmed by it.

Thank John D
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I was really pleased to see this feature as I had missed seeing the Intihuatana Stone at Pisac. These structures were of huge significance to the Inca in their astronomical observations. Well worth walking to when on a tour of the archaeological site of Machu...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The Inca had a very sophisticated understanding of the seasons and this sundial is part of the technology they used. A neat detail carved out of a larger rock.

Thank seattaxi
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The stories of the child sacrifices and Llama tortures were far too crazy to be real when the locals told me. Liitle did I know because when I sat on top of the stone to tie my shoelaces, chills went down my spine and I...More

Thank Feral_Piranhas
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Typically this will be covered in any guided tour of the Machu Pichu citadel. You are not allowed to wait for too long around this as this part is sinking.

Thank Jayi R
Reviewed 7 May 2018

At the top of Machu Picchu, is this stone sun dial and sacrificial stone,. It's worth a see but also part of the experience,.

Thank Sharon B
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19 August 2018|
Response from longtimebeaverfan |
How do you pronounce Intithuantana?
24 February 2017|
Response from AB_Stb_OZ | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean the Zona Arqueologica at Moray at Maras district? The coordinates of that are N 8524890.05 E 803989.57 Success and good luck.