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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A once in a lifetime experience. Bring your best friend, a hat and a good guide. You will never forget it!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jeaniesnow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We climbed up 70 steps to see the famous Intihuatana or Inti Watana, “Hitching Post of the Sun” or “the stone to tie the sun”. Located above a pyramid constructed in the highest part of the urban sector, this massive carved ritual stone, the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SDCooks
Reviewed 9 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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longtimebeaverfan
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How do you pronounce Intithuantana?
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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.
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