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Machu Picchu - 08: Temple of the Sun

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THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN
  

Next to the main fountain stands the Temple of the Sun which boasts some of Machu Picchuís most exquisite stonework. Probably an astronomical observatory, the tower has several niches for placing offerings and a large rock in the centre, aligned with the sunís first rays on the morning of the June solstice.

      

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