Ruins, Machu Picchu

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    A real steep climb
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    The ruins of Intipata

    by Alain_Smeets Written Sep 20, 2003

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    The ruins of Intipata (photo Jean)

    Intipata means The Place of the sun. It’s an archaeological site formed mainly by agricultural terraces. The terraces of Intipata have a convex shape. Most hikers and we also passed it and followed the trail towards Wiñawayna.

    The terraces of Intipata (uphill between Wiñawayna and Intipunku) were discovered by coincidence in 1992. The University of Cusco (UNSAAC) cleared the terraces and found there 5 small buildings. The ruin can be visited since 1998 but, people tell that they are not very interesting. A shortcut to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu existed in Inca times crossing Intipata but today this path doesn’t exist any more or is in a very bad shape, because this part of the Trail hasn't been cleared in 500 years and was forgotten.

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    Climb Putucusi

    by VA_Dave Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If you stay in Aaguas Calientes after the trek
    you may want to climb Putucusi, a mountain
    across the river from Manchu Picchu that offers
    great views of the ruins. There is some climb info at
    http://www.andeantravelweb.com/peru/destinations/machupicchu/aguascalientes.html

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    paucarcancha ruins

    by richiecdisc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    paucarcancha ruins

    Though you can see these pretty much from the trail, our group did not want to visit them as we were heading towards the biggest pass of the trek. Doreen and I decided to a closer look, not only to see them but to get away from the group a bit. The pass was a big equalizer anyway and we caught up sooner or later.

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    Winawayne

    by Pete.Gibson Written Nov 28, 2005

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    We can upon these impressive ruins which were only rediscovered in 1941 enroute to the Sun gate as you can see from my photo restoration work in going on using techniques which are as ancient as the ruins

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    Watch Machu Picchu from the highest point.

    by Luiz Written Nov 20, 2004

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    Wayna Picchu mountain

    A trekking to the top of Wayna Picchu mountain is a long walk in a narrow trail, but it worth. From the top you have a view of ruins and the Urubamba Valley.
    But be careful. Recently a tourist was thunder struck during a storm.

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    Hitching Post of the Sun

    by o00o Written Jun 15, 2004

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    Hitching Post of the Sun

    The only known surviving Incan Intihuatani, "hitching post of the Sun," is found at Machu Picchu because the Spanish conquerors never found the site. Shadows cast by the post may have had calender utility.

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    The Ruins

    by o00o Written Jun 15, 2004

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    View of the Machu Picchu ruins and Huaynu Picchu,

    View of the Machu Picchu ruins and Huaynu Picchu, the peak on the right, from the agricultural terraces.

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    La Tumba Real

    by o00o Written Jun 15, 2004

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    La Tumba Real

    The Torreon is perched on an immense rock and above a small cave.

    Local folklore claims the cave is the birthplace of an Inca.

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    Templo del Sol

    by o00o Written Jun 15, 2004

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    Templo del Sol

    The Torreon walls continue the angle and shape of the rock below.

    The window in this view has been theorized to have an astronomical orientation.

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    Las Fontanas

    by o00o Written Jun 15, 2004

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    Las Fontanas

    The surface drainage system generally directed agricultural and urban storm water runoff away from the water supply canal.

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    Dont Look Down

    by tedandtina Written Aug 19, 2007

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    A real steep climb

    Well, I guess from my 3 year olds point of view. For him and the rest of us the climb to the top was off the beaten track enough....

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