The Southern Andes and Lake Titicaca Sights



Templo de Inca Uyu

Templo de Inca Uyu Review

This "temple" doesn't quite meet the dictionary's description of a temple as a stately edifice, but that's what it's called. It's an outdoor area surrounded by a pre-Inca and Inca-made stone walls that block the view of a "garden" of anatomically correct phallic stone sculptures. Each 3-foot-tall penis statue points toward the sky at the Inca sun god, or toward the ground to the Pachamana, the mother earth. It's better known as the Temple of the Phallus. In ancient times it was—and is still today—visited by females who sit for hours on the little statues believing it will increase their fertility.

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  • Address: Chucuito
  • Cost: S/5
  • Location: Chucuito
Updated: 10-20-2012

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