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Address: Trujillo, Peru
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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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Okay so there are a lot of people who skip the north of Peru. DO NOT do that. The north of Peru is quite a bit older than the south, archaeologically speaking. There are numerous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Pleasant stop on a day tour around Trujillo. Probably not the most interesting stop, but OK for a short visit. It is a part of a huge archeological reserve with only a small part to visit, but worth a short stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Okay so there are a lot of people who skip the north of Peru. DO NOT do that. The north of Peru is quite a bit older than the south, archaeologically speaking. There are numerous sites you can visit. This site is in the desert, on the coast, between Trujillo and Huanchaco. Easy to get to- any of the combis... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I liked so much Chan Chan. you can walk around, see the lovely carvings, the sun dried adobe bricks and the lovely carvings, and just walk around and imaging how this huge city would be like when it was flourishing. My imagination was more triggered here than in the Huaca de la Luna ;-)

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I highly recommend going to chan chan with a guided tour as the guide will provide you with much more details then the small plates varied around the site. Rain and wind have done damage to the site so expect some little repairs.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

No need to take a tour. Take the local bus to Huanchaco B from Trujillo cost 1.5 soles and ask to be dropped at museo Chan chan, then take a taxi for 6 soles to Nik An, hire your own guide at the site. Our guide spoke excellent english and was far more knowledgeable than the average tour guide we... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The ruins are very impressive on a large scale. It was a great trip on the way to Huanchaco beach. The museum is less than spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I liked the open spaces and details on the walls. I liked not to walk under the sun from the road to the resort ... it is much or seem much when the weather and the sun burns.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Chan chan is a great place away from the tourist hordes: small, easy to comprehend and close to Trujillo. We booked a tour with Moche and had a great guide. The souvenir shop is the best

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

As I have always been fascinated by the link between distance cultures( for the Chaco Canyon dwellers in New Mexico and the Chan Chan people in Northern PERU), I was excited to visit the Chan Chan Museum. While it was small and limited , it was nonetheless interesting. It's small enough to take the kids but different enough to be... More 

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Lima, Perú
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really close to the beach area, you should always go see this kind of remains that could be wiped out sometime by the 'el niño' current that brings heavy rains. This is the biggest city known of the Chimor or Chimu kingdom destroyed by the Incas not long before spanish arrived and gave them a bit of their own... Actually... More 

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