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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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  • The best of all the temples, is the most preserved and is different to the other Huacas. Incredible all about the mochica culture
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  • On our visit we learned that according to research our ancestors did not have the Dragon God, that is typical of the Asian cultures, the visit was very interesting and good
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  • Nice place, the guide that took us along the way was a gentleman very simpatico and taught us a lot. You have to see the murals, they are the most beautiful in the region.
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  • Zona Arqueologica
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  • Very intricate carvings
  • Very interesting. It is impressive. Spectacular, no doubt our ancestors had a mastery of nature and the incredible construction. A very advanced urban planning concept to its time.
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  • Place where you can see the structures of mud from our ancestors with great cultural value, is part of the circuit of chanchan
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