Machu Picchu


In the distance on top of the pyramid to the right is the sun clock  known as the Intihuatana. You can see some tourists up there trying to catch a glimpse of it. I heard that in the recent past you could get all the way to the sun clock and touch it, but these days there is a rope fence along which people are rushed through.  I literally had about 10 seconds to take some pictures before I had to continue forward. I guess this is quite reasonable since there are thousands of tourists passing through Machu Picchu each day.

I was also hoping for a sunny day, but all I got were clouds. In the end though, I think the misty conditions added some mystery and worked out very well. What can I say, this gives me a reason to come back to the site another time when the sun is shining light on the sun clock. I love visiting Peru for its rich history, archaeological sites and truly beautiful landscapes. I should also mention the culinary mastery of the Peruvian chefs, the food is delicious and the people are welcoming.

Machu Picchu


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