Wiñay Wayna

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Wiñay Wayna
2650 m
View of Wiñay Wayna
Wiñay Wayna is located in Peru
Wiñay Wayna
Shown within Peru
Alternate name Huiñay Huayna
Location Cusco Region, Peru
Region Andes
Coordinates 13°11′34″S 72°32′11″W / 13.19278°S 72.53639°W / -13.19278; -72.53639Coordinates: 13°11′34″S 72°32′11″W / 13.19278°S 72.53639°W / -13.19278; -72.53639
Type Settlement

Wiñay Wayna (2650 m) (Quechua for "forever young", hispanicized spelling Huiñay Huayna) is an Inca ruin along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It is built into a steep hillside overlooking the Urubamba River, the site consists of upper and lower house complexes connected by a staircase and fountain structures. Above and below the houses the people built areas of agricultural terraces or andenes, which are still visible. A camp site for hikers with the same name is located in the vicinity and is usually used as the last overnight camping site for hikers undertaking the classical Inca Trail.

Epidendrum secundum, commonly called "Wiñay Wayna", in front of the ruins