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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 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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!).

Thank btc12016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went April 9-10.. I think the best recommendation is plan for rain and heat.. but if you’re reading this, you’re considering going. Tourists are taking over this wonder... but it is just that, a wonder. The whole time you’re there, you can’t believe it’s...More

Thank DK B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Temple of the Sun is located in the urban centre and was a centre for religious ceremonies as well as a key scientific centre. It consisted in part of a semi-circular building. From here it is believed that the priests officiated the rite for the...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Inca's really took pains to plan their community for 5 years and built it carefully with the best engineers and artisans they had for their times. Too bad Peru doesn't follow the same template for how they have built Aguas Calientes and formed the...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is the most perfect building in the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The stonework is completely without cracks or mortar and the temple is aligned for the winter solstice. The rock it encloses is of great astronomical significance. Under the temple is another interesting...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The temple of the sun is the finest building in machu picchu. The quality of the stonework is incredible. The building predicts both summer and winter solstice

Thank seattaxi
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Spend some time at the temple of the sun and observe how the stones are laid. Imagine what would have happened here some 500 years back. Wonder at how it was built. A remarkable place!

Thank dineshk
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This area takes some hiking to get to from the main grounds, but it is worth it. Gives you a chance to see hiw the incan people lived and the views are just amazing. Be careful though because it's all stone, and can be slippery,...More

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