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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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Temple of the Moon and Chan Chan

We scheduled a tour with Trujillo Tours (Trujillotours.com) for both these sites. Fanny was our guide and she did a magnificent job. She spoke excellent English and was able to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We scheduled a tour with Trujillo Tours (Trujillotours.com) for both these sites. Fanny was our guide and she did a magnificent job. She spoke excellent English and was able to explain the history and archaeology. These pre-Inca sites are truly amazing especially the Temple of the Moon.

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Trujillo, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was so amazing to hear about all the culture that happened here in Peru and the fact that they spoke English was much appreciated.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The ruins of the palace are rather well preserved and excavated, and its size is stunning. However, the real thing is the huge area covered by the city. Many walls looks like dust dunes and all valuables have long been taken by huaqueros (thieves), but a walk around shows the sheer size of it. A visit by bike would be... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Truly this place gets too much hype. I did not find it to be that interesting. It is big and there is good amount of walking especially from the highway to the entrance

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited this site after Huaca de Luna. It was very hot and we walked a long time, although over flat surfaces. The site itself is very interesting, even though a good deal of imagination is needed to picture what it originally looked like. the tour was good, but a little too long.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

On a recent trip to Trujillo I had the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Chan Chan, the capital city of the Chimu Civilization. Taking the taxi into Trujillo from the airport the road passes through what looks to be about the center of this vast city made of mud bricks. You are immediately struck by two things, one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We took a tour from our cruise ship with Trujillo tours.The trip was excellent but the guide was poor.He had no personality and his English was poor.This spoiled a wonderful trip to the most interesting ruins from the Moche period from 11th Century.It was fascinating and extensive.Well worth a visit but get a decent guide.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Chan Chan used to be one of the largest clay cities and its majesty can still be seen today when you visit one of the royal palaces that still stands. When you walk along those huge walls you'll think you've traveled 700 years back to the time of the Chimu. Its fantastic and will teach you many things about the... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Coming to Chan Chan was one of the best decisions we made when we were in Trujillo. Seeing the history and the architecture behind these ancient walls is just astounding, not to mention the engineering to get fresh water only 1km from the ocean. THIS IS A MUST DO!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As you're researching Chan Chan you will see plenty of photos that will entice you to visit; most impressive are the giant statues guarding the entrance to the main courtyard. Ya, those pictures were taken by some dude laying on the ground pointing the camera straight up! Those statues are less than 5 feet tall, painted shoe-polish black, and propped... More 

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