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Chan Chan

Trujillo, Peru
+51 44 248744
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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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Trujillo, Peru
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+51 44 248744
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"the main road"
in 6 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 18 reviews
"wander around"
in 5 reviews
"ancient city"
in 8 reviews
"open to the public"
in 10 reviews
"huge site"
in 6 reviews
"sheer size"
in 6 reviews
"guided tour"
in 13 reviews
"two hours"
in 5 reviews
"pre columbian"
in 8 reviews
"english speaking guide"
in 7 reviews
"northern peru"
in 10 reviews
"colonial tours"
in 4 reviews
"del sol"
in 8 reviews
"adobe bricks"
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"palace"
in 38 reviews
"walls"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to visit and learn about the Chimu culture. A large area to walk and experience, the guides are knowledgeable and friendly with information of the region and culture. I highly reccomend going to Huanchaco for lunch after visiting Chan Chan do to...More

Thank Juan P H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although there is a small museum here, hiring a guide will greatly enrich your experience here. Wear comfortable walking shoes/sneakers because you'll be on your feet for the entire visit. Bring bottled water - there is none for purchase here and you will need to...More

Thank E S
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This place is just enormous. It appears to be on a scale of the temples ar Angkor. Ot sure which is bigger but this place is vast. We only visited one temple which was 11 hectares in size and there are 9 of the them....More

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Chan Chan is much too big to see it all; most of it is closed anyway. However, what you can walk through is stunning. The scale of the walls is overwhelming and the decorative touches give a sense of the past majesty of the place.

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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a day combi-tour with Huacas of the Sun and the Moon and the ChanChan complex. Very interesting! Not much is known about this period of history in Peru and it is fascinating how the temples were unintentionally preserved because of regular "re-design" by...More

Thank anna m
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Excellent arqueological place to visit in a half day tour, and you may ask the hotel front desk to help you contact local tour agencies. You should wear hat or cap and sunblock lotion to protect you from sun; sometimes you will also need a...More

Thank Daisy A
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

The size of the place is amazing, the beauty of it even more !!!! Walking around the ruin of this pre-Inca city is exhilarating, the peacefulness of it is soothing... Take your time to stroll around the empty streets, all made of adobe...... We visited...More

Thank GillesFlores
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The site is huge -- you will see only a small part of it. Most of what you see is a reproduction, but it is very interesting. If you don't have a guide, you need to have done some research or have a good guidebook...More

Thank 234worldtraveler567
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We signed up for a full tour. The price was fair, it was very cool and neat to see the sights and museums. I wish we could take ourselves to each site because the tour guides talks and speeches are very boring. The English speaking...More

Thank Entrippreneur E
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

When I first arrived in Trujillo, I genuinely (and quite ignorantly) thought that the piles of earth at Chan Chan were just that; piles of dirt. However, I was advised that it was a site of huge archaeological importance so made it part of my...More

Thank TheTabascokid
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SomewhereHereOnEarth
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
I was there before the massive storms hit Northern Peru. Much of the site is under cover.
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ryanbooth
September 11, 2016|
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Response from suejm | Reviewed this property |
We had a private English speaking guide and we had a long day but did visit Huacas in the morning then lunch then Chan Chan. I do feel you need a guide as previously stated there is not much information on site.
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955AVP
August 15, 2016|
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Response from simonlise | Reviewed this property |
I suspect that there will be lots of possibilities when you arrive in port . . depending the time you have and how adventuresome you are, you can use local transportation, travel with the locals. It is what I do whenever I... More
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