on April 27, 2005
On the same road from Cusco to Pisaq where you can find Puka Pukara lies Tambomachay. A small ruin with three fountains and a lookout tower, its name comes from tanpu, which means "lodge," and machay, which means "resting place." It is believed that it was a bathing place of sorts, although the three fountains suggest that it may have been something more sacred, such as a temple to worship water (the Andean people worshipped water).
The site can most likely be seen by taking one of the many Cusco city tours available through most hotels or tour companies in Cusco. Average price is $10, and they last approximately 4 hours. Hiring a taxi or hiking to it from Cusco are other options. Admission requires the Tourist Ticket, a $20 ticket to gain admittance to 16 historical sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
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