People waiting for the sunrise at Inti Punku
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Inti Punku or Intipunku (Quechua inti sun, punku door, "sun door", hispanicized spellings Intipunco, Intipuncu, Inti Puncu) is an archaeological site in the Cusco Region of Peru. It is also the name of an Incan Trail connected to Machu Picchu.
The route covers a distance of approximately a mile, eventually rising above the ruins of Machu Picchu The ruins themselves serve as a final stop for hikers completing an optional five day hike from a point far back from Aguas Calientes, the city at the base of Machu Picchu. This hike has been recommended by many tour guides as giving a great view of the city of Machu Picchu.
Sign at check-point near Willkaraqay showing the location of Inti Punku
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