Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu

#7 of 14 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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  • We again reached our highest point 12,590 Ft where we stopped to look up on the snowcapped mountains and glacier in the distance. The temp on our stop dropped from 75° F to 65 °F There are reports / s...  more »
  • This is part of Machu Picchu archaeological site and well worth the time to view - I viewed from Machu Picchu and a Must - See!  more »
  • Breathtaking! In your final steps towards Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail you will find this amazing city of Winay Wayna. It is surrounded by mountains and forest and seems like a place lost in time and space. Its terraces are impressive and very well-conserved and the local guides will explain the stories of the ruin. You'll indeed feel "Forever Young" and grateful that such beauty exists!
  • Went here as part of our 4 day 3 night Inca trail trek and it is absolutely breathtaking. It's quite a large site and amazing to explore.
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