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Address: Casma, Peru
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+51 43 421829

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Site with crap Museum

The site is well worth visiting and provides a valuable insight into the development of a riparian civilisation. Go, experience, imagine and speculate. History in the raw.

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Junction 10 M6

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Junction 10 M6
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The site is well worth visiting and provides a valuable insight into the development of a riparian civilisation. Go, experience, imagine and speculate. History in the raw.

Thank Uncle_Martin
Roseville, California
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211 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Regardless of which way you are traveling to/from Casma, the narrow entrance to this complex is very easy to miss. Best counsel: Look it up on Google Maps, open Street Level, and "drive past" the entrance virtually. I'm serious! Anyway, once there - start at the museum. But go with an appropriate level of expectation. They display some interesting items,... More 

Thank LarryM708
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47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

A really interesting site. Little seems to have been written about it and the guide books give a few lines at best. The wall shows various body parts as well as rulers/warriors. Reminded me of the corridor at Monte Alban in Mexico. There is also a small museum which has a fabulous textile tunic. There is a second lower level... More 

2 Thank Debbie R
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145 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

There are 4 Sechins from memory however this is the first and most visually appealing in my view. Interesting walls of horrible deeds performed on the vanquished warrior. The museo is just OK....a few nice birds around here too

2 Thank Gtirman
Port Angeles, Washington
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159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We visited October 30 after spending the night in Casma, as a stopover during our drive up the coast. It's an arid dusty place without many customers. Beside us, there was a group of school children. Our guide teaches English at a local school. He spent alot of time explaining things in the Museo Max Uhle before entering the ruins.... More 

1 Thank indrablanco
Lima, Peru
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178 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

All of these reviews are actually talking about Cerro Sechin, not Sechin Bajo. Sechin Bajo is an interesting site archaeologically, but not much to visit. Cerro Sechin is one of the great archaeological monuments of Peru. This is where you find the extraordinary carved figures in bas relief representing the sometimes gory results of warfare, including parts of the defeated... More 

3 Thank Llywinda
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

As you drive down from Huaraz to the coast, you enter the Sechin River basin and irrigation potential of Peru’s arid coast becomes apparent: orchards and farms and mango groves stretch to the desert mountains. This is where civilization may have begun for the first time in the Americas and it is even as old as Caral…or older. From the... More 

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