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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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When we visited in September the Temple of the Sun was closed to visitors but we could look down on it from a higher terrace. It was almost better seeing it from above as we could get a different perspective. This is truly a mystical...More
Temple of the Sun is on of the many structures on the grounds atop Machu Picchu. We discovered that all Temples of the Sun, regardless of their location are circular in design setting them apart from all other structures. The windows align with the various...More
When the guide explained how this was built to tell the time with the positioning of the sun, we were all amazed. These people were were very smart.....possibly due to no social media influence at the time maybe? (Just joking!).