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Address: Trujillo, Peru
Phone Number: 51044248744
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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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Peruvian Delight

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you think about Chan Chan, just the immensity of the place boggles the mind (largest pre-Colombian city in the New World, ~ 20 square kilometers!). So it isn't hard to understand how walking through one small palace is allowed to stand for "Chan Chan." But then you realize that this "small" Palace of Nik-An covers 11 hectares (27+ acres)!!... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering its age and history both the size of Chan Chan and the adobe walls with motifs and geometric shapes are impressive.

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Chan Chan is a huge expanse near Trujillo, an amazing example of the Chimu culture of the North Coast. It's impossible to see all of it, but what you can see is very impressive. I'd definitely recommend a guide to explain everything. Chimu architecture & decoration is very different from Moche, and it's interesting to compare the two pre-Inca structures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Chan Chan is so different from any other ruins I have visited--very very interesting. Worth a visit to this part of Peru.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Wow, who knew the cultural and architectural treasures of northern Peru. Have I been under a rock? I have never even heard of this place and it is simply amazing. Largest Adobe city in the world and a splendid testament to the culture of the ancient Peruvians Well worth a visit. The murals are not as decorative as other sites... More 

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Horsham sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Very interesting visit to one part of a Chan Chan. Would highly recommend having a guide to fully appreciate the visit.

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