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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.
Machu Picchu, Peru
+51 992 059 069
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is certainly amazing how the Inca’s could figure this all out. The craftsmanship is superb. I was glad to have a guide along to add mire to what I could have gleaned from a travel book

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't be able to go into the temple but get as close as possible to see where the Sun Gate lines up with the summer equinox window and the mountain pass lines up with winter.

Thank the_dbc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place just wows you anywhere you look, how they built it, what a precision, whit what tools they had ?

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Avmig
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple of the sun is remarkable for its location and its architecture. Highest quality stone work.

Thank Roberts B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So wonderful to get the history of this place and the surrounding ruins. Some of the original architecture still in place.

Thank llhtexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another fantastic awsome thing to see at Machu Picchu Peru. Have to pinch myself to believe that I am really there seeing it all. Take water, hat and comfortable shoes, camera

Thank Maggie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting stop while you are going through the historical site. I really enjoyed having the guides with us to explain everything.

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank rcorson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!).

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September 3, 2016|
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Response from teachtag2016 | Reviewed this property |
This is part of Machu Picchu.