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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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A must see in Trujillo!

Anyone wanting to travel Northern Peru need to stop in Trujillo and stay at the Costa delsol then visit Chan Chan,so much to learn about the incas and pre inca life. Anyone... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anyone wanting to travel Northern Peru need to stop in Trujillo and stay at the Costa delsol then visit Chan Chan,so much to learn about the incas and pre inca life. Anyone wanting to see Peru after visiting machu Picchu need to go here and work there way up to cajamarca (where the last Incan emperor Atahualpa was imprisoned)then of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth making the effort to visit. These ruins are well over 500 years old which is amazing since they are made of sand and mud.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was great to see as I was in the area and there were some really interesting pictures on some of the walls. But I personally found that after a while, it all same same. This is probably becasue it is not a specialist interest of mine. Recommend if you are in the area

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 14 February 2017 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 February 2017

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 30 January 2017

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 23 January 2017 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 12 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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