Machu Picchu in Cusco attracts thousands of travellers every year. A magic sanctuary that enchants but also radiates energy, especially at dawn from the Puerta del Sol when the light filters through the imposing buildings that have survived for centuries. Mountains surround the scene and one can only enjoy the silence and share a little peace. The mysticism of Machu Picchu cannot be put into words, it has to be sensed. Located at 2430 m.a.s.l., you have to know what to look for to understand it. Its key aspects are the main square, the temple of the condor, Intihuatana, the three windows, the water mirrors room, the Inca’s palace, the sacred stone and Intipunku with its panoramic view, and the climb to Huayna Picchu. One kilometre south from Machu Picchu takes you to Puerta del Sol or Intipunku. This was probably a look-out controlling access, due to its strategic location: it offers a view of the whole complex. It is also the entrance gate to Machu Picchu when hiking the Inca Trail.
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