Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu

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#7 of 13 in Historic Sites in Machu Picchu
One of the most impressive sites along the Inca Trail, the ruins of Winay Wayna give a good representation of daily life in the settlement. Clinging to the side of a steep hill, the ruins show the foundations of houses, remnants of staircases, and the bases of water fountains. Notice the agricultural terraces of previously cultivated land, which sit above and below the main ruins, and are now often grazed by wild llama. Nicknamed 'Little Machu Picchu', the well-preserved ruins add to the landscape, as the terraced fields form steps down the hillside. Plan my day in Machu Picchu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • September 29, 2017
    We arrived quite early and were able to sit on these hills for a couple of hours. You can just about forget about everything and enjoy. If you don't count the crowds of tourists. But the place is so big that everything seems to melt away on the slopes of the ruins and that parking was quietly)
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  • September 2, 2017
    It is a choice shorter and less demanding ideal for who does not dare make huayna picchu in its entirety.
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  • September 1, 2017
    This incan ruin falls along the Inca Trail near the last campsite before Machu Picchu. There are multiple ruins in that area but Winaywayna simply stands out mostly because of the brilliant architectu...  more »

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