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Chan Chan

Trujillo, Peru
+51 44 248744
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This archaeological zone, an excellent example of pre-Colombian America, once served as the capital of the Chimu Kingdom, which reached the height of its power in the 15th century before falling under the Incas.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Trujillo, Peru
+51 44 248744
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Reviewed yesterday

Evidently the locals used this site for motor cross before it was excavated. The Chimu were famous for building walls around their town and Chan Chan is a fine example of one of their cities. Like most pre-Inca tribes with no written language very little...More

Thank Bezi
Reviewed 4 days ago

While visitors can only see a portion of the site, the magnitude of its size is easy to appreciate. It is mind blowing to see what these past societies were able to achieve.

Thank TravelingJo2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place alone would deserve a trip to Peru. I was always fascinated by it and wasn't disappointed.

Thank Isanema
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of you have probably never heard of the so-called Chimu' Kingdom (unless you are into Pre-Columbian and Pre-Inca culture). I'm referring to a kingdom that was once the chief state in Peru from the 12th up to the 15th centuries. A 36-square kilometer archaeological...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique archeological site. Amazing that after 500 years these structures are still around and thankfully the government recognizes their historical significance and the tourism potential. You can visit only 1 of the 9 large palaces, mainly because the rest still has to be excavated. Because...More

Thank Sebastiaan O
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Chan Chan is a small ruin just like Machu Picchu. it is a nice place to visit and learn about the architecture that the tribe used to buil this town. You will be amazed.

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Best to get a tour guide to talk about the history. We went on fiestas patrias and it was full of people.

Thank Lissette P
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great visit to Chan Chan. Extremely interesting and fun. Our guide Marissa was fantastic! You will not be disappointed.

Thank JohnJovi1
Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you are in Trujillo, you have to visit Chan-Chan, It's amazing how the ancient people were so smart and strong to build such a great building just with Adobe.

Thank Karenchuita
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Visited this site last in a full day of learning primarily about the Moche civilization. This may account for the fact that I was not wowed. Spend less that an hour.

Thank Albert B
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25 April 2017|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
I was there before the massive storms hit Northern Peru. Much of the site is under cover.
12 September 2016|
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Response from suejm | Reviewed this property |
We had a private English speaking guide and we had a long day but did visit Huacas in the morning then lunch then Chan Chan. I do feel you need a guide as previously stated there is not much information on site.
16 August 2016|
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Response from simonlise | Reviewed this property |
I suspect that there will be lots of possibilities when you arrive in port . . depending the time you have and how adventuresome you are, you can use local transportation, travel with the locals. It is what I do whenever I... More