Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan, Huanchaco

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Find out more about the Chan Chan ruins and the great civilizations of Moche and Chimu at Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan. This small museum, set 1.6 km (1 mi) from the ruins, features stone artifacts, wooden idols, pottery, textiles, and metalwork. Learn about the ancient agricultural history from the displays of instruments, irrigation techniques, and crops grown in the valley of Moche. An interactive display featuring slides, lights, and sound effects provides a clearer understanding of the growth of the city. The museum is well marked, with information and guidebooks in English and Spanish. To visit Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan and get the most from your holiday in Huanchaco, create itinerary details personal to you using our Huanchaco trip itinerary site .
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  • September 25, 2017
    It houses utensils and objects of the early settlers. Rescue personified everyday situations and is an obligatory stop on the way to the city of mud.
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  • September 9, 2017
    The Museum is very small and let you enter many people, causing too much noise, which makes that the visit is not so nice. If it is allowed to take pictures.
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  • September 3, 2017
    A site full of history and certainly still a lot of things to discover in the remains of this site Moshe.
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  • October 2, 2016
    I went here first to skip getting a guide at Chan Chan. I bought the guide here that explains the rooms at the site. The museum itself is short but fascinating and the 10 soles for entry includes entrance to Chan Chan, Huaca de Esmeralda and Huaca del Dragon also. If you plan on doing the visit yourself get dropped off at the museum first. I got dropped off in front on Chan Chan and had to walk 15 minutes to the museum.
  • July 29, 2017
    Very good to carry plenty of water
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  • August 1, 2017
    Very small... the explanation is too short
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  • July 25, 2017
    One of the Chimu culture.
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  • June 4, 2017
    National pride
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