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Chan Chan, Trujillo

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Gain a sense of life in pre-Columbian South America by visiting Chan Chan, a World Heritage Site and one of the continent's prime archeological gems. Founded in the year 850 CE by the Chimu people, the city served as the capital of the Chimor Empire until it was conquered by the Incas in the late 15th century. At its peak, over 50,000 people lived here, making it the largest settlement on the whole South American continent. You can see the restored plazas, walls, and decorated chambers, as well as remains of the once complex irrigation system--all of which will give you an image of a highly developed urban center. Unless you're already familiar with the history of the site, try to join one of the guided tours, available in both English and Spanish. To visit Chan Chan and get the most from your holiday in Trujillo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Trujillo trip generator.
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  • That Yes, we must visit it with a guide. Thanks to this guide better understood the history of the Peru and found very interesting stories of the Mochica and Inca. I don't remember the name of the Guide, but surely that all who are there explain super well place.
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  • A stop mandatory if going to Trujillo because learn more than your ancestors the people of by there are super friendly but to the walk have care not is go to fall as I
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  • Chan Chan is a UNESCO site,700-1400 AD. It was a huge adobe palace and quite unusual to see and about which to learn. We visited many sites today, each different and with a story to tell. Interesting ...  read more »
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