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Intihuatana Stone

on the left bank of the Urubamba river, Machu Picchu, Peru
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“hitching post” (10 reviews)
“sun dial” (6 reviews)
on the left bank of the Urubamba river, Machu Picchu, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This stone had many uses and it sits at a very high point in the main structure, overlooking the steep drop to the river below. A guide is useful for this point in your visit because they can describe each of the stones uses in...More

Thank Kat K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They used the stone for many things including astronomy, the times and seasons and this is an example of how their knowledge was used so long ago. Make sure you include this in the trip and have a guide describe it.

Thank turoar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Stone and worth to visit and see it also feel the energy from it. With a guide will be a amazing experience because you will learn a lot from this stone and all the history around it.

Thank Armando V
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The temple and the stone it contains should be unremarkable if it wouldn't be because the amazing astronomical facts you could interpret just by the sunlight hitting the stone, from the three Norths to a big combination of agricultural facts

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Intihuatana Stone is located on top of Machu Picchu Temple and a great heritage from Inca's time. It is an astronomical clock and calendar that were used in 15th century and shows how that civilisation was ahead of their time. As you need to climb...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a giant stone at one of the higher peaks within the Machu Picchu site. If you have a guide you'll get more from this place and understand how the stone relates to the position of the sun, and how each corner is compass-like...More

Thank LeeStJohn
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Walk every inch of this Citadel to appreciate its enormity. Ensure you get a good guide to explain every inch of this beautiful place.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is a bit of a climb within Machu Picchu but like everything else there worth the climb. This is the most sacred spot of the Incas within the site and my wife, who feels energy, said this had the most wonderful energy in the...More

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 4 June 2017

It is big piece of rock. I would say that it is one of the site that one would want to visit for the trip.

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I'd heard that The Intihuatana Stone's English translation is "The Hitching Post of the Sun", because the Incas believed that the stone can hold the sun in its place along its annual path in the sky. So you should take the time to really look...More

Thank PALTravel
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25 February 2017|
Response from AB_Stb_OZ | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean the Zona Arqueologica at Moray at Maras district? The coordinates of that are N 8524890.05 E 803989.57 Success and good luck.