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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
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Reviewed today

You should have a guide with you when covering this amazing site otherwise you are in danger of missing so much!

Thank Colliedog58
Reviewed 3 days ago

The village of Ollantaytambo is amazing but when you climb the stairs of "Temple of the sun" you will have a breathtaking view! the temple itself is so beautiful and when you hear the stories about it you feel like you really went back in...More

Thank shazaryou
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Machu Picchu is amazing. We did Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu via the jungle trek. The only issue is that we had a HORRIBLE tour company for Machu Picchu. DO NOT use #actionmachupicchu as they are incompetent and liars. They did not book us tickets...More

Thank Merri L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just another of the magical sites in Machu Picchu. The Temple of the Sun shows the sophistication of the Inca Civilization and their ability to understand astronomical phenomena is just beyond imagination. Just one of the many things to behold in Machu Picchu.

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best views I have ever seen in my life! Loved it all the way. Beautiful and magnificent. I proposed my wife there!

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an amazing thing to be there, to walk, and to touch these magic walls, build with technique, which is still not possible for us today.

Thank Darius B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You only need half day to spend in Machu Picchu unless you plan to climb the Wayna(Huayna) Picchu, in which case, it is better to do them on two different days. Of course, if you are the adventurous kind, you could do both on the...More

Thank vnarra63
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This area of MP has a rounded wall and also has the sundial. This is one of the sacred areas at MP. Every guide will show it to you and it is marked clearly on every map. You should check it out for sure. Some...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Bucket list incredible, how the structure is set up. Keep in mind this was build before modern tools and survey equipment. Every summer soltice the sun shines between the mountains through a small window into this room of worsip. A must see.

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Machu Picchu has so many fascinating sights to see that singling out any is difficult. This temple is definitely one of the ones not to miss during your long visit. It is easy to find as it is well marked and very visible from higher...More

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