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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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Chan Chan Full-Day Archaeological Tour from Trujillo
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Massive archaeological site

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... read more

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

It is a way to reconnect with the past, learn about the present and imagine how future generations will see us now. The architecture is simply magnificent, the way the towers are place facing sunsets, sunrises etc. The Guides come in many languages, and it is not boring, well verse you can ask them any questions, the place is full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place was so suggestive and cool. If you like archaeology and ancient civilizations this is totally a MUST. I am italian so I am not new to ancient ruins, but the ruins in Trujillo feel so different form what we are used to. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Well worth doing with a guide. We used 'Tours by Locals' and had Patricia Valenzuela. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about both this site and the Huaca Sol y Luna which I have reviewed as well. Good idea to do both on the same day. There is quite a long walk round the palace that has been restored so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you have never seen an adobe city, this one is tops! The Peruvians are covering as much as they can to deal with climate change, This area was very arid previously, now El Nino and heavy rains are destroying 1000 year old ruins (developed 800 AD - 1400 AD) conquered by the Incas about 1450.

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