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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  • Only go if you have time to spare. The reliefs are properly deleted and they have a theme quite repetitive (the arco-Iris, obviously)
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  • Quick summary of the Chimú civilization that ruled over Northern Peru from about 850 to 1470 ap. JC. Unfortunately, we can only admire the outdoor frescoes because the last El Nino has done some damage that prohibit access to the outdoor deck.
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  • Very interesting place, you can see the Dragons at its finest, the place is not very big but is a must-see if you are in Trujillo. I recommend it
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  • Quite astounding place to visit
  • Zona Arqueologica
  • Ok
  • Very intricate carvings
  • Very nice place, although failure to restore it, voucher worth guide Eduardo, very good you explains, you can buy souvenirs and take photos with the chankas puppies
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