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Address: Trujillo, Peru
Phone Number: 51044248744
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Description: This archaeological zone, an excellent example of pre-Colombian America...
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.
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The site is absolutely stunning and the English speaking guide, from Colonial Tours, was extremely helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The site is absolutely stunning and the English speaking guide, from Colonial Tours, was extremely helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Took the tour with the nicest lady guide. Amazing history behind all the remains of a huge city. Sad to see if falling apart, literally, but there is some conservation work underway. Compared to the size of the whole Chan Chan grounds, that represents less than 5% of the site, but at least something is being done. If in Trujillo,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Chan chan is worth a visit, if only to get a feel of the size of this ancient city. Only one (very big) palace can be visited, but there are many more not open to visitors, which have been partially excavated, and then the rest of the city (artisans quartets, fishermen etc..). The museum is very disappointing though, especially considering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Went here because me and my husband saw it on a Travel Channel show. Thought it looked interesting and knew this was a must when visiting Peru. When we arrived in Peru we rented a car so we could stay a couple nights in Trujillo. From all our research it seemed like the closest city to the actual site. It's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Cool to see a ruin on this scale, really cool carvings and impressive main plaza. Could have done with some more information about the site for context though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

An icon of this area and a must see however being mostly restored loses its vibe for me IMHO You do not have freedom here to wander at your leisure either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

So very impressive. Only one palace has been restored and prepared for viewing, but it is most interesting and so very big. I loved the scope and span, and the varied constructions and carvings. Chimú masterpiece, and bound to get better with the ongoing excavations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Chan Chan is the largest adobe city in the world and has been designated as a World Heritage Site. It was built around 850 and lasted until it's conquest by the Inca Empire in 1470. 30,000 people lived at Chan Chan which covers an area of 20 square kilometres. It was the capital of the historical Chimu culture. It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Chan chan could have been more interesting and enjoyable if I had just skipped a paid tour and gone on my own. NORTRAVEL Tours stinks: the van left late; the guide was grumpy and impatient; we skipped right over the museum; and the half/day tour was scheduled in the heat of the afternoon. VERY disappointed in NORTRAVEL Tours. The guy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Chimu natives with Lord Chimu as its leader and, with Chan Chan as its capital, reached its heights15th century, not long before falling to the Incas. This marvellous city which was the largest in pre-Columbian America, gives one a sense of strict rule social strategies and is marked by the amazing nine districts or citadels that formed its autonomous... More 

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Address: Address: Trujillo, Peru
Phone Number: 51044248744
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  La Libertad Region  >  Trujillo

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