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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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  • It is a huaca, nothing dazzling, but it is part of a tour that sold there, being several huacas, as everything you learn.
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  • It is a small huaca, fairly well preserved, which are appreciated more than all the hieroglyphs of the ancient ChiMu, conquerors of the mochicas, with all the symbols to represent his life near the sea and agriculture
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  • It is a small huaca, located in the urban area of Trujillo. It is very interesting for its murals and as an introduction to what you can see in Chan Chan. On the tour's route Chimu tends to be the first place to visit. The entrance is 10 soles, which includes a visit to the Museum and site of Chan Chan. It is recommended to visit with guides that indicate details and explain the historical context.
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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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