Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu

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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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  • During the 2-day Inca trail (and also during the 4-day trail) you'll pass this Inca site. Steep terraces that are expertly laid out. Some getting more than 300 steps climb to the top on this site to come down and to the Inca trail. That was the hardest part of the 2-day Inca trail.
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  • It's an amazing place, something mystical there exactly is, I'm impressed and glad to have seen it who can and wants to be sure
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  • We stopped here on our trek to Machu Picchu and will always remember the visit. It’s so hard to understand how the Incas could construct such impressive structures in such remote locations. The fact t...  more »
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