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Archaeological Site of Chavin, Chavin de Huantar
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The World Heritage-listed Archaeological Site of Chavin represents a complex containing ruins and artifacts from the ancient Chavin civilization, which thrived well over two thousand years ago. Excavated in 1919, the site is situated in the High Andes at an altitude of 3,177m (10,423 ft). See terraced temples, main square, underground galleries, and other stone structures built by an advanced pre-Incan culture. Other highlights include animalistic sculptures, megaliths, pottery, and other items exhibited at the onsite museum. Using our custom trip planner, Chavin de Huantar attractions like Archaeological Site of Chavin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went during low season when it rained, we were so almost alone to visit the site :) entry costs 10 / and the guided tour cost US 40 s. /, it helps to have some information that we would not have known otherwise. The most impressive part is in buildings: unique to the chavin culture labyrinths and the lanzon, a huge piece of stone (which would weigh more 3000kgs!) carved and beautifully highlighted :) Moving up there is worth it! We went without trip and enjoyed. The buses to get there cost 12 s. / and put 3 h (eg. With sandoval), the car costs 20 s. / and put 2 h. Good discovery :)
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  • Beautiful place of arquitectura.ac.sus constructions in large rocks perfectly cut and placed one by one... his men during the construction consumian.un cactus brevaje san pedro.la which they could see at night... now that brevaje is done .and performed a tour of night.
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  • It's really amazing to see this world heritage site dating back to 1500-200 b.c. with perfection that made each of its buildings, the history that surrounds and above all landscape that leaves between see around.
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