Best of Machu Picchu
The best tourist attractions in Machu Picchu
Huayna Picchu which in Quechua means “Young Mountain”, is next to the Machu
Picchu Mountain (Old Mountain) from here you have a wonderful panoramic view of
Machu Picchu ruins, this is an amazing experience you ever had.
We suggest to climb the Huayna Picchu during the dry season is from April/May to
October. If you decide to climb another month, you have to be prepared for lots
of rain and possibly blocked roads.
The Inca trail is the most famous trek in South America; in just 26 miles (43km)
you can enjoy the amazing Mountain View, the cloud-forest, and the stunning of
Inca paving stones, on the way. The final destination of the trail is Machu
Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas"; all the tourist gets up early in the
morning to se the sun rise and visit the ruins.
To join the Inca trail trek you have to buy a
tour with a travel agency and
bring the necessary equipment, we suggest to get the entrance tickets to the
Inca trail in advance because there are limit spots per day.
Gate of the Sun
Inti punku which in Quechua means “Sun Gate”, is the famous gate that is on the
Inca Trail that connects with Machu Picchu. From here is a beautiful view of the
Machu Picchu Mountain, the tourists enjoy The Inca trail and of course the last
day is the most interesting because this date they get up early in the morning
to see the sunrise and visit Machu Picchu.
Temple of the Sun
The Temple of the Sun was used to honor and celebrate the Inti, Which means "The
Sun," an important Incan deity. When the sun of the winter solstice enters
through the central window, it falls directly on the large ceremonial stone.
At sunrise during the summer solstice, the sun's rays flood through the window
and illuminate the tower with a precision only the Incas could have executed.
Although access inside the temple is not permitted, the outside architecture is
spectacular in and of itself.
Wiñay Wayna is an Inca site , closed to Machu Picchu, on an high mountain
overlooking the Urubamba River. The name Wiñay Wayna was subsequently given to
the ruin by the eminent Peruvian archaeologist, Dr. Julio C. Tello.
A large area of massive agricultural terraces lies just north of the complex.
The site's amazing nature, ITS positioning near the Inca Important access road,
and the investment Represented by it's architecture Suggests it a place of Some
Importance During The Incas time.
Temple of the Three Windows
The temple of the three windows is in the royal sector, where the Inca
Pachacuteq may have stayed alongside other members of the nobility.
The Construction in this sanctuary is particularly long with heavy rocks more
than 3 tons; this is a characteristic of the Incas architecture.
The Temple of Three Windows, together with the Principal Temple and the
Intihuatana, make up what Bingham called the Sacred Plaza.
He believed that the three windows framing the distant mountains - previously
five in total - represented the three mythological caves from which the Ayar
brothers “children of the sun” stepped into the world.
The Intihuatana Stone
The Intihuatana Stone - along with the rest of Machu Picchu - was built by the
Inca, pre-Columbian South America's most advanced civilization. The city was
rediscovered in 1911 by American archaeologist Hiram Bingham.
For the Incas the Intihuatana was a ritual stone and it would have probably been
used as a kind of clock or calendar.
The Intihuatana Stone is one of three key archeological treasures in Machu
Picchu - alongside the Temple of the Sun and the temple of the Three Windows -
at the spectacular Inca city fortress. It has been described as the "heart of
The temple of the moon in located at the Half-way down the Inca Road from Machu
Picchu on the mountain called Huayna Picchu lies the Temple of the Moon. The
Temple covers the entire landscape of Huayna Picchu and consists of a set of
architecturally enhanced caves, most likely used to hold mummies of important
Inca ancestors and provide places for their worship. More stonework embellishes
the walls of these caves, some of which are decorated with altars carved into