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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. Plan to visit Huaca El Dragon during your Trujillo vacation using our convenient Trujillo trip itinerary builder.
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  • Make a day at Chan Chan, Museum, the ruins, Esmeralda, and Arco Iris. Kind of more of the same, but still interesting, More designs and interesting adobe wall works in the middle of Trujillo. 
  • It is a small huaca but they are very well preserved. Very nice to explore it. It gives us an idea of the culture of the area
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  • Site great, less pretentious than the hyper known regions of Peru but very interesting both historically and for the situation
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  • Very intricate carvings
  • huaca bastante conservada, vale la pena visitarla
  • Very interesting,
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  • Historic place!
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  • It is a simple huaca
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