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Address: Trujillo, Peru
Phone Number: +51 44 248744
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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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Amazing.

Amazing Ruins, so much to learn and see, great guides, so much history, wear comfortable shoes, loose clothing, and sunblock and be ready to be amazed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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fontana, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing Ruins, so much to learn and see, great guides, so much history, wear comfortable shoes, loose clothing, and sunblock and be ready to be amazed.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chan Chan was the last area that we got to see on our shore excursion with Peru Routes Group. These ruins are newer than the Moche ruins that we saw earlier in the day but they are just as impressive. Apparently each ruler built a complex for ceremonies, gatherings and their family tomb so there are 9 complexes. We got... More 

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a way to reconnect with the past, learn about the present and imagine how future generations will see us now. The architecture is simply magnificent, the way the towers are place facing sunsets, sunrises etc. The Guides come in many languages, and it is not boring, well verse you can ask them any questions, the place is full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so suggestive and cool. If you like archaeology and ancient civilizations this is totally a MUST. I am italian so I am not new to ancient ruins, but the ruins in Trujillo feel so different form what we are used to. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth doing with a guide. We used 'Tours by Locals' and had Patricia Valenzuela. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about both this site and the Huaca Sol y Luna which I have reviewed as well. Good idea to do both on the same day. There is quite a long walk round the palace that has been restored so... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have never seen an adobe city, this one is tops! The Peruvians are covering as much as they can to deal with climate change, This area was very arid previously, now El Nino and heavy rains are destroying 1000 year old ruins (developed 800 AD - 1400 AD) conquered by the Incas about 1450.

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Franklin, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I still find it amazing that any adobe structure still remains after 500 years! The museum here is very nice, it's modern and full of useful info. We were a bit disappointed that more of the site was not excavated.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built by the Chimu people hundreds of years before the Incas built Machu Picchu. The Incas conquered them in 1470. The largest mud city in the world. They also built the temple of the sun and the moon. Very little creativity in the construction. Unlike the ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples of the world built with exquisite creativity, CHAN CHAN... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enormous in size, but only part of this adobe city is open for visitors. Parts were destroyed by rain as a result of el nino but in the covered parts beautiful decorations can be still seen. Like with the other sites around Truillo it's worth to go with a guide to learn more about Chimu culture.

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Trujillo, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked Chan chan but I loved the huacas del sol y la luna way better. Chan chan is a lot more disorganized. You have to pay extra for a guide. It can be confusing getting here as you feel like you are getting dropped off in the middle of the highway. Once you get off, there is usually... More 

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