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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 7 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 18 reviews
"wander around"
in 5 reviews
"ancient city"
in 8 reviews
"huge site"
in 6 reviews
"sheer size"
in 6 reviews
"open to the public"
in 10 reviews
"guided tour"
in 14 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
"great guide"
in 4 reviews
"machu picchu"
in 7 reviews
"del sol"
in 8 reviews
"adobe bricks"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Overlooker
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Reviewed 5 June 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 14 May 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 2 May 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 22 April 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

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Ticket prices is 10 soles which includes entrance to the museum (a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk) and Huaca Arco Iris and Huaca Esmerelda. This was my 5th and final archaeological site in Trujillo and at first I was underwhelmed purely because at...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

You need to walk quite a way to get there. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours of walking. It is interesting to be on your own. Take your hat and sun glasses with you. With the tickets you are entitled to visit other...More

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SomewhereHereOnEarth
25 April 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
12 September 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
16 August 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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