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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  • I was a few months ago, it was a magical experience, unmatched, especially. I know that in time I will go too far, for me the energy of this wonderful place.
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  • This Inca city was absulutely amazing along the the Inca Trail, small but stunning, our guide from Sam travel gave us the history lesson about the Incas. Highly recommended.  more »
  • Out of these ancient terraces (which aren't those photos profile; that you don't know: is Machu Pichu), the incas cultivated potatoes and corn, selecting varieties best suited to the different microclimates of the site you're visiting: what agronomists call today " varietal comparison ". Very charming. We can be reached only on foot, sweaty and out of breath, along the Inca Trail between km railroad 104 and Machu Pichu.
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