Located 29.2 miles from Abancay along the road to Cusco and close to the town of Curahuasi. Saywite’s mysterious monolith is said to represent the Inca cosmology. Animals, water canals and other structures are carved into the grey boulder.
The 7.5 feet high and 13 feet in diameter rock is only part of an extended Inca site; a ceremonial platform or “ushnu” is located south of the “pacchas” (a set of steps running down by a canal that used to symbolize water flowing in nature). The Capaq Ñan (Main Inca Pathway) remains abandoned nearby, used by motor vehicles that disregard its historic importance.
(Reprodución y reconstrucción de Pedro Rojas Ponce)