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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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A fascinating site

Well-presented and preserved archaeological site still under exploration and investigation. We took the guided tour, in English, which cost S40 for our private party of 4. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well-presented and preserved archaeological site still under exploration and investigation. We took the guided tour, in English, which cost S40 for our private party of 4. The guide spoke English well and the interpretation provided made all the difference to the visit. I wasn't watching the time (always a good sign), but we were probably there between 1 - 2... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A twenty square kilometre city ruins emerging from the desert. A nice visit it you happen to be in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is our third trip to Peru, Chan Chan was on the top of our list for this trip. We did an overnight trip from Lima to see the sights around Trujillo. Given our short time, we emailed our hotel in advance to arrange a car and private English guide to take us around, It's a short flight ~1+ hr... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This, paired with the Huacas was definitely worth the short stay in the dangerous city of Trujillo. Just make sure you stay at a hotel right on the town square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very interesting place, and the guided tour is really good, definately worth it. Actually one of the few things there are to do in trujillo, the architecture is stunning though it could be better preserved

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

bring good shoes, wáter, sun glasses and a hat. You will be walking for a while the área is huge even though you will only see a small percentage of it a lot of it is still being unearthed and preserved.

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Atherton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This historical site is not as impressive as the sun and Moon temples but is from a different historical period and does have different features. Unless you are interested in the history and culture of Peru you may not appreciate the site.

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Paracas, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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