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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 1 week ago

If you are a fan of Tintin comic series, you have to visit this place. Being ardent fans of Tintin, it was a dream come true to do this steep hike up from Machu Picchu ruins, and get a complete panoramic view of the ruins...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are already at Machu Picchu, great to hike up to the temple. Amazing views. I would have liked more time to sit and reflect but the "staff" do not let you stay too long in any one place.

Thank BearTravels33
Reviewed 9 October 2018 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 9 October 2018

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 6 October 2018

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

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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 2 October 2018

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

Thank Roberts B
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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

Thank llhtexas
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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 23 September 2018

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