Winay Wayna

Wiñay Wayna

Named after a pink orchid which grows in the area, Wiñay Wayna also means "forever young" in the local Quecha language.  At this site, the Inca terraced the entire mountainside for growing food, and built a two-level complex connected by a cascade of fifteen baths.  Situated with views of the waterfall on the hillside above, and the Urubamba River below, it is likely that this site was a religious center associated with water.