We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Trujillo, Peru
Phone Number: 51044248744

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Combo Tour: Trujillo Sightseeing, Archeology Museum, Temples of the Sun...
More Info
and up
Trujillo Combo Tour: Temple of the Dragon, Chan Chan and Huanchaco
More Info
and up
Archeological Tour from Trujillo: Chan Chan, Huanchaco, Sun and Moon Temples...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 991 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 137
  • 111
    Very good
  • 33
  • 5
  • 3
Extraordinary adobe city - vasr and strange

What an amazing grest place! Go to see ot. There are no words to,fully describe how different it is.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Tessa C
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

991 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 289: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an amazing grest place! Go to see ot. There are no words to,fully describe how different it is.

Thank Tessa C
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The adobe city of Chan Chan is one of the main sights of Trujillo. It is a must when staying in the city. You can visit it in an hour, but for a more relaxed visit, reserve two hours. Take some water.

Thank Marc v
Level Contributor
93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour with Colonial Tours for a reduced rate of S25 per person. I don't usually go for tours but as I read it was a bit of a pain to travel between the sites and it's best to get a guide for chan chan we decided to use a tour company. I was apprehensive when we discovered... More 

Thank Chris B
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic even had the Peruvian dogs laying about, also the museum is adjacent to the site. And for hiring a tour? Basically it's like any national park here in the U.S. You have the option to get a ranger to go walk with you and explain the history or you can go it alone. Or a group but the process... More 

Thank Tangelfoot
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
222 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The size of the place is impressive and knowing that the Spanish destroyed it is upsetting but something is missing. There's just one palace that's been restored and it's been done in an obvious way. I'm not sure if it's been done in an obvious way on purpose, as the guides happily point out that the original bits have been... More 

Thank Alek C
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Chan Chan is a great piece of history, which is well preserved. It's not too hard to catch a bus (remember to ask them to stop at the road to the site), and walk the 1.5km up the road to get to it, and well worth the effort.

Thank doclivingston
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Amazing food and fabulous service. The staff are lovely and very helpful.i had the pulled pork belly on crisp bread and the prawns in a soup which were both divine. Well priced and generous servings.Highly recommended. Best restaurant in Newcastle!

Thank celestequinton
San Dimas, California
Level Contributor
171 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The largest Pre-Colombian city in South American, Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in the Moche Valley and was the capital of the historical Chimu Empire from 900AD to 1470AD. They were defeated and incorporated into the Inca Empire. Chan Chan was the last palace before the Incas defeated the. We visited the site as part of a day... More 

Thank RxVacation
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
150 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Usually this adobe cities, huacas look like a mud pile that you can't even get your brain to imagine what it was in the past. Well, when you re in Chan Chan, you see the city walls, some buldings, and the nice decorations. There is almost no info at the sections, neither in Spanish or English. I saw guides have... More 

Thank Serhat T
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

It's the largest Adobe city of the world. Awesome architecture of chimu empire!!!!! Beautiful design in the details; well restored. Very safe place and well structured to receive tourists.

Thank Vanda S

Travelers who viewed Chan Chan also viewed

Trujillo, La Libertad Region
Trujillo, La Libertad Region
Trujillo, La Libertad Region
Trujillo, La Libertad Region

Been to Chan Chan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chan Chan and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Chan Chan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?