The ruins date to the mid-fifteenth century and were developed during the times of the Inca Empire. They are one of the must-see along the Inca Trail. It might have been a religious site, or a place for senior citizens or sovereignty to rest before touching base toward the end of the 26-mile voyage to Machu Picchu.

The remnants comprise of upper and lower structures of Incan design, associated by stone walls that are laid out in elegant bends. The upper structures have a one-of-a-kind, round building, while underneath there is a collection of direct parapets with sharp pinnacles, rugged dividers, and gigantic stone chunks with little space between them. The tricky staircase between the two levels embraces a long line of antiquated wellsprings, regularly alluded to as showers. The structures are surrounded by an agrarian complex, terraced with exceptional brick work out of neighborhood fieldstone.

Wiñay Wayna is in a cloud, with fog coming in and out, a rich dark green on soak mountain slants, and a consistent waterfall calmly leaning back out there. Regardless of the beauty of the environment, it is quite often without sightseers and just the incidental Inca Trail camper.

Know Before You Go

Wiñay Wayna ruins are about 3 miles from Machu Picchu. They are a short stroll down from the last Inca Trail campgrounds and are best visited somewhere around 8am and 8pm.