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Tambomachay, Cusco

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See an authentic Incan site and get a sense of how the ancient culture revered water when you visit Tambomachay. As you approach the site you can see the still partially intact buildings. Walk through the small area and find the aqueducts, canals, and fountains left behind. The exact function of the site remains unclear, though prevailing opinion holds that it served as a military outpost, spa for the elite, or both. City tours usually show up in the afternoon, while mornings are less crowded. Plan to visit Tambomachay during your Cusco vacation using our convenient Cusco day trip planning app .
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  • This temple is located a few hundred metres up from the road. It is well worth going up there. The temple is well preserved and you get the feeling of how it was for young boys to undergo overgangsriter there. It's also has been belief that drinking from the source leads to eternal youth! mdette is no longer allowed, but one can perhaps hope for a small drip of youth when you besø Here is the place!
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  • Not much to see, but worth stopping by since it's so close to Puca Pucara. Entrance is included with the Incan sites ticket.  more »
  • Not for the old or tired, but neat to see since there is some streams coming through the ruins. It would be wise to by the 10 day pass to the ruins of you are renting a vehicle, or in Cusco for a long...  more »
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  • Pretty worthy but the site is small. The best is probably to start from the site, and walk around in the mountain. And walk to qenco, etc.
  • Nice and quiet place to visit, worth the trip from Cusco. Need a "Boleto Turistico Del Cusco" to enter.
  • Awesome place. Would recommend a good and a day to adjust to altitude before coming
  • A taste of better ruins to come.
  • Beautiful place to visit

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