Chan Chan

Highly recommended
Nine adobe fortresses, grouped quite close together and probably built by different sovereigns, all of which contain a palace, housing, water tanks, ceremonial areas and mortuary chambers. Such is the exceptional archaeological site of Chan Chan, capital of the Chimú towards 1300. The immaculately renovated Nik An palace (formerly Tschudi palace) invites the visitor to imagine everyday life in the different districts, while admiring the beautiful carvings that grace its buildings.

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Address:

Trujillo

Price:

10 S/

Opening hours

9am-4.30pm

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Recently excavated Pre-Incan treasures

Finely chiselled gold jewellery and puma-shaped, stirrup-spout earthenware bottles – the recent discoveries of the Moche culture unearthed at the Trujillo archaeological site and in the tomb at Lambayaque bear witness to the expert craft skills of the early Andean cities along the northern coast of Peru.
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