We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chan Chan

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Trujillo, Peru
Phone Number: 51044248744
Improve this listing

This archaeological zone, an excellent example of pre-Colombian...

This archaeological zone, an excellent example of pre-Colombian America, once served as the capital of the Chimu Kingdom, which reached the height of its power in the 15th century before falling under the Incas.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Private Combo Tour: Trujillo Sightseeing...
More Info
and up
Trujillo Combo Tour: Temple of the Dragon, Chan Chan and Huanchaco
More Info
and up
Archeological Tour from Trujillo: Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 719 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 409
  • 240
    Very good
  • 59
  • 8
  • 3

This is a truly massive complex but after a bit it gets a little samey. More adobe walls Dalling to bits. It's worth a visit and is good but...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Trujillo

Add Photo Write a Review

719 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chan Chan is a very impressive as the largest pre-Columbian city. Accompanied with nearby Moche archaeological sites like Huaca de Luna, they can be a great archaeological tourist destination package. However, unfortunately, they need better service supports in hotels, tour companies, and taxies to attract more tourists. Compared to more popular destination areas like Cusco, I got an impression that... More 

Thank Jongsoo P
Level Contributor
185 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a truly massive complex but after a bit it gets a little samey. More adobe walls Dalling to bits. It's worth a visit and is good but...

Thank Aidan80
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to Huacas de Sol y Lunes the place is excavated to a larger content and you will see the wall decoration but without colors. No explanations in there therefore a guide is a good choice (40 soles per group, different languages possible). Walk to the site from the main street is 2km but doable without cab.

Thank Carole B
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What is most impressive about Chan Chan is the size of it. It has been well restored, in fact most of what one is looking at isn't original. I guess adobe isn't meant to last for 1000+ years. Well worth a visit.

Thank thomaslegner
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is huge and it's a playground for your imagination . We found the information to be very factual when there is no written fact for any of it, . It's fun to read their interpretations though :)

Thank Kapes P
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and a tour, but watch for just trusting to hire a guide on arrival. You can get a trip in town that will take you to all of the major architectural sites for less than you can end up paying on-site. And make sure you have exact change - the guide charged me 40sol and then... More 

1 Thank JesseOntheGo
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled there with a guide who was very knowledgable which made it much more interesting. It would be nice to walk around and look at but there's not much information available to read. Without a guide it probably wouldn't be that great. It's still an impressive ruin though.

Thank Thilb15
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
155 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hire a guide and take the tour. This place is huge and very interesting. Never seen anything like it.

Thank stoffer
Olten, Switzerland
Level Contributor
189 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is huge, but only a faction has been excavated. The only thing worth seeing is the Tschudi-Complex, which unfortunately is also very much fake since they rebuild the whole place after some walls in an other place. The grandeur is impressive and this surely was once a magnificent city of huge proportions, but time destroyed the limestone-constructions and... More 

1 Thank Dryanta
Oamaru, New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Watch out on a hot day as it would be like walking in an oven. Well worth the visit but disappointing that such a small area is open. However if you read up on its size etc beforehand you'll still appreciate what an amazing place Chan Chan is. The reconstructed parts are tastefully done and very necessary. The biggest job... More 

Thank steveco666

Travelers who viewed Chan Chan also viewed

Trujillo, La Libertad Region
Trujillo, La Libertad Region
Trujillo, La Libertad Region
Trujillo, La Libertad Region

Been to Chan Chan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chan Chan and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Chan Chan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?