Huaca El Dragon, Trujillo

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Explore an archeological site dating back to the 12th century at Huaca El Dragon, featuring one of the best preserved Chimu temples in the world. Excavated in 1963, the monument contains friezes depicting human figures and a rainbow. Visitors can climb ramps leading to the temple's summit, where you can spot large bins said to contain bones of infants. For more information, stop by the onsite museum, or hire a guide to get the most out of your experience. Add Huaca El Dragon and other attractions to your Trujillo trip itinerary using our Trujillo tour builder app .
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  • The Huaca Arco Iris, is too beautiful and has a rich history. As for the visit, recommend doing it privately since this way everything can offer this place is more than enjoy.
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  • Amazing to see that this tourist attraction in our 20 soles banknote is sometimes seen we have the culture at hand and not recognize it.
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  • Misnamed with dragon reference according to guide. Art depicts combination of animals rather than dragon  more »
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  • Quite astounding place to visit
  • Zona Arqueologica
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  • Very intricate carvings
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