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Address: Trujillo, Peru
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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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BIGGEST MUD CITY OF THE WORLD

It is a beautiful place for friezes in high relief, which express the routine activities of the chimus, which were a pre-Inca culture. In total there are more than 10 mansions of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful place for friezes in high relief, which express the routine activities of the chimus, which were a pre-Inca culture. In total there are more than 10 mansions of the ancient kings, who explain their lives of merchants, farmers and pesacadores, each residence is flanked by high walls. And inside there are large courtyards where they made... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So it's interesting, but do after the Moon Temple or skip altogether. It's more restored than most archaeological sites. It's hard to know how much actual ruins are presented, but have heard it's 10% and that wouldn't be hard to believe. Save your time and money and see something else. Sorry Chan Chan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrive at this site we do not imagine this vast area. Walking through each of the Hall, we notice that this Palace is gigantic that each room is decorated with a distinct bas-relief depicting an animal or a divinity, visited at the end of the dayis a good time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to imagine what the grandeur of this was in the hey day of the city. There were 9 immense palaces on this site built between 900 and 1470 A.D.covering eight square miles of buildings all made from adobe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really impressive site very close to Trujillo and the airport. So much more to be excavated. What has already been uncovered is most interesting and gives a very good indication of the scale of the Chimu civilisation and the power of its rulers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The level of detail does not compare to the Temple de la Luna, but the walk is easier and the layout instructive. Worth doing for history buffs and political scientists, urban engineers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit absolutely. Beautiful history worth thousands of years, with incredible murals on the adobe brick structure. Pictures do not do it justice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We got a whole day tour to several parts of former chan chan city from the chimu culture. But half a day was enough so we quit. It was although nice to see some parts of this vaste adobe city which was made of clay and stones. With some imagination you could enjoy the site

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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