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Tambo Machay - Ruin Cusco - Peru

Located just a 15-meter walk along a sign-posted path from the main road past Puca Pucara, the Tambo Machay ruins are one of the more impressive examples of Inca baths, which can be found at nearly every important Inca temple, including Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu. Water was worshipped by the Incas as a vital life element, and the painstakingly carved network of aqueducts and canals that comprise these baths echo the importance of and fascination with water. The complex consists of three-tiered platforms which ingeniously channel spring water into three impressive waterfalls that continue to work today. The quality of stonework indicates that the site was probably restricted to higher nobility, who might have used the baths only on ceremonial occasions. The site also has an impressive Inca wall that rises above the ceremonial niches.


Near Puca Pucara

Cusco, Peru


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Enter�with the�Cusco Tourist Ticket.

Open Hours from:7 a.m.

Open Hours to:5:30 p.m.

Days Closed:none

Here are other activities in and around Cusco that may be of interest: Sacsayhuamán, Pikillacta and Rumicolca, Tipón, Salapunco, Q’enqo and Puca Pucara.

23 Mar 2012

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