Huaca Arco-Iris or Huaca El Dragon

Huaca Arco-Iris or Huaca El Dragon, Trujillo

Huaca Arco-Iris or Huaca El Dragon

Huaca Arco-Iris or Huaca El Dragon
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins

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Tukano
Turku, Finland651 contributions
Rainbow Pyramid
Oct 2019 • Friends
This Chimu construction pyramid is made of adobe. It was a religious monument and also ceremonial and administrative center. The temple is inside and around it are walls.
Written October 13, 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,208 contributions
Amazing Site
Feb 2019
An amazing pre-Incan site, extensive with excellent displays. I recommend a guided tour in which your guide can tell you about the civilization that built this amazing place.
Written July 20, 2019
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BELMONT Ipswich
Ipswich, UK716 contributions
Worth a visit
Mar 2019 • Couples
This archeological site is basically a large, high walled, square with ancient designs on the walls. However it is an interesting historical site which is worth a visit.
Written April 8, 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,208 contributions
Impressive Ancient Site
Dec 2018
Take a guided tour of this large and impressive dig of an ancient city. You will learn of the civilization that once thrived here in great numbers and created some lovely art.
Written April 4, 2019
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines5,881 contributions
Amazing pyramid made of clay!
Aug 2018 • Friends
This is one of the pyramids in the Moche Valley in Trujillo, Peru, made of clay. It has very elaborate designs on the outside depicting mostly anthropomorphic figures and rainbow designs (hence it's name "Arco Iris" -- the arch of a rainbow).

Huaca (Piràmide) del Dragòn (also known as Arco Iris) is one of the many pre-Hispanic pyramidal constructions in the Moche Valley surrounding modern day Trujillo. Most of the visible structures in the area today date back to the 12th-15th centuries or the Chimu Period. I very highly recommend a visit to this site!
Written January 31, 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,208 contributions
Archeology
Nov 2018 • Couples
If you are interested in ancient peoples and their civilizations, this well-organized dig is just for you. Fascinating markings, large site.
Written November 30, 2018
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William M
Chicago, IL292 contributions
Small site but big insights
Nov 2018 • Couples
Traveled here on the way to Chan Chan. A good first stop to learn about the Chimu civilization. Good footwear and the ability to climb and walk on uneven terrain is a prerequisite. Bring a guide since signage is not obvious.
Written November 30, 2018
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Aglassortwo
Melbourne, Australia225 contributions
Twelfth century temple.
Mar 2018 • Couples
Estimated to be built toward the end of the Wari empire and the beginning of the Chimu empire, this important example of a simple adobe pyramid is decorated with relief figures on its walls. Rainbows, animals and the two headed dragon tell stories of the beliefs of the time. Bamboo shelters now protect the restored walls on the lee side, with the weathered sides quite damaged. Surrounded by a high wall it is believed the common people stood outside while the priests conducted business inside on the two levels of the pyramid reached by ramps. Visitors today simply walk around the pyramid which is easily accessed and which could be done in a half hour or less.
Written September 3, 2018
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MagicDawn
United Kingdom1,016 contributions
Small and simple temple
Apr 2018 • Solo
While this temple is well cared for, it was an anti-climax after my visit to Huaca de luna this morning.
It's included in the 10 soles ticket for Chan Chan, Chan Chan museum and Huaca Esmerelda (4 sites for 10 soles)
If you're short on time, you can miss this (and Esmerelda) in my opinion!
Written April 17, 2018
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scotttrobertson
9 contributions
Dragon
Feb 2018 • Solo
Misnamed with dragon reference according to guide. Art depicts combination of animals rather than dragon
Written February 23, 2018
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