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“water temple” (13 reviews)
“nice walk” (10 reviews)
Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

you will be amazed at the size of the stones. how did they move them and for 4 miles.not chair accesable but easy to wake

Thank kitty37421
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a long paved path leading from the parking lot to the site. The thin air at 4100 meters above sea level triples the difficulty of the climb. It was believed to be the final resting point for the Inca people on pilgrimage to...More

Thank FunOnly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history including what the area was used for by the Incans. Unfortunately after touring around the area a lot of the ruins look about the same. The interesting parts are the history and what the actual people used the site for.

Thank chelean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small site with a great rock formation, admittedly. Get off the beaten track when visiting and see the views from the upper hills. The photo of one of the rock formations is quite good and exploring the trails above is a good mini-adventure :-)

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The altitude is 4.100 meter and you can be altitude sick easily. Don't prefer at your first day in Cusco.

1  Thank Onder2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Possible a rest place or a guest house, It is one of the Inca empire archaeological sites Cusco. It consists of a series of aqueducts and canals that run thru the terraced rocks. It is not sure what was the function of thsi site. Some...More

Thank Ricardo n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last ruin in the Cusco region trip. It could be something like a water temple. It is not very big but full of tourists. If you really want to see water works go to Tipon

Thank Elphax
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not too much to see here other than some interesting fountains and a good bit of real estate to wander around on. Up in the hills so you can get a good amount of hill climbing done without too much restriction.

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Tambomachay is on the Boleto Touristico & a higher elevation than Sacsayhuaman but not as elaborate. Designed as a waterstop, baths & sacred place on 1 of the Inca routes it still has water flowing over its stones. There's not a huge amount to see...More

1  Thank Sail_Scarlett
Reviewed 7 January 2018

a temple to the divinity of water. we still do not know were the water comes from, still flowing from Inca Times. incredible...

Thank CellerdeCler
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17 April 2016|
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Response from 666Nomad_2012 | Reviewed this property |
I would allow about 1.5 to 2 hours at this site unless you are really serious about exploring the ruins and need to see every detail. As this was the umpteenth Inca ruin on my itinerary I didn't see the need to spend a lot... More