Located below the Sun Temple in Machu Picchu are the two round structures used by the Inca to observe the stars. Just like the Mayans, the Incas were keen observers of the sky. They filled the round structures with water and observed the images of the stars in the water.
Built at an elevation of 8000 feet on a mountain peak, the citadel at Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It was a self-contained city in which the Inca people lived for about 100 years. This city had agricultural terraces (andenes), underground and overground drainage systems, temples, royal tomb, astronomic observatories and residential quarters for the nobility and common people.
- Sacred Inti Watana Stone
- Royal Tomb
- Principal Temple on the Sacred Plaza
- Sun Temple
- Central Plaza
- Residential quarters
- Agricultural terraces
- A view of Machu Picchu
- Huayna Picchu
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