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Temple of the Sun

Machu Picchu, Peru
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. Marvellous place, so quiet even with so many tourists. The organisation is nearly perfect. The Peruvians are doing a great restoration job, and handle perfectly the visitors. We'll go back there with real great pleasure.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the rest of Machu Picchu buildings, the stonework here is excellent and worth taking in the Temple of the Sun while you are there. This stands out because of it's unique shape, so not hard to find.

Thank turoar
Reviewed 11 July 2017

was on a tour and we stayed overnight at the hotel on site. early in the morning several of us walked up here... it was incredible.....

1  Thank retiredncblueone
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Obviously, Machu Picchu needs to be taken in as a whole. There are a few things not to miss and the Temple of the Sun is one of them. Make sure to see it while you explore the site. A guide is helpful for MP...More

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed 28 June 2017

It's hard to rate individual parts of MP on their own, but the Temple of the Sun is one of the more spectacular buildings. As with other parts of MP, the stone work is incredible.

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Completed the Inca Trail hike, reaching the Sun Gate at 6.30am. Great views of the valley but Machu Pichu was largely covered in cloud. I'm not sure I'd bother with the walk up to the Sun Gate.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

As everything in Machu Picchu (and almost all Inca ruins) the quality of the stone work correlates with the importance of the building and the beautiful work in the temple of the sun is amazing. Unfortunately it is closed from inside so it is difficult...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Machu Picchu contains several temples, of which this is one. You'll visit them all while you're there. It is worth having a guide as then the solstice and sun based construction and purpose will be explained to you. All of Machu Picchu is excellent.

Thank LeeStJohn
Reviewed 18 June 2017

There are several temples within the main site of Machu Picchu and all are worth visiting. The construction on this is particular to the winter solstice and so therefore particularly stunning in construction.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Watching the sunset was magnificent.Going there after Montana was difficult but worth the aching limbs. The view made me forget my tiredness.

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Response from teachtag2016 | Reviewed this property |
This is part of Machu Picchu.