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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  • The cost of the Museum what you pay when you visit CHAN CHAN, a total of 10 soles per 4 places Museum Chan Chan, Nik An and Huaca La Esmeralda, Huaca Rainbow, I did walk from the Nik An route and then walk to the Museum also. Safety pin!
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  • Important not to concentrate only on the Inca civilisation in Peru. This is Chimu civilisation at its height. Need to see the size to value its people then.  more »
  • Very interesting and well prepared, with an architecture according to the importance of the place that is visited.
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  • 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.
  • Very beautiful site, I recommend to go with sunscreen, comfortable shoes for walking and simple for the souvenirs which are cheaper on the door of the historic center, (find from magnets for the refrigerator to s/.2,50 to Pearl River s/.50)
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  • There are a variety of figurines, where account for your day to day, also show the architecture and its expansion as a culture. A very nice place
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  • It is small, clean and tidy. The journey is short but the presentation of the demo video is very good. You can visit before or after the ruins, should preferably be before so they have a better idea of the various sectors of the Chimu city tour.
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