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    Visiting Chan Chan

    by sweetgy Written Jul 28, 2005

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    Visiting Chan Chan : Located in the valley of Moche, to 5 km of the city and 10 minutes approx. in car. THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRE-HISPANIC MUD-BRICK CITADEL, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
    In the ancient Mochica language Chan Chan means sun-sun.
    It spands an area of 20 square km.
    The complex is made of many cities within a city. Each one has its own single entrance and leads down a corridor that opens into other passageways lining walls and buildings. Featuring some marvelous rectangular architecture: such as inner patios, residences, administrative buildings, temples, platforms and storehouses. The walls are decorated with haut-relief friezes done in geometric and animal figures (fishes, pelicans, etc)
    It has its museum, where u can see more about it.
    The "fenomeno del Niño" had deteriorated this wonderful monument but in despite of it, it still being one of the most visited archeological sites here in Peru.

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    Hotel Libertador

    by El_Sueco Updated May 30, 2005

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    Hotel Libertador

    The Ventanas Trujillana (the Trujillian Windows) you can see to the left (The white constructions outside the walls with rhombic pattern. These type of windows with metal fences is caracteristic for Trujillo and I have no better pictures(!) They were highest fashion at the end of XVIII century.)

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    Huanchaco Beach

    by oceania26 Written May 18, 2005

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    Not a very nice beach but worth the visit if you have time in Trujillo. Dirty beach and the water is typically to cold to swim in but there are a lot of surfers out there.

    Good place to buy cheap souvenirs and to eat picaronas (sp?) kinda like donuts in a syrup/honey made from figs (ego) and pappa reynas (sp?) a potato dish and ceviche of course.

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    Chan Chan

    by oceania26 Written May 18, 2005

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    Chan Chan holds the large adobe (mud brick) wall in the world which comes from the Chimu (pre Inca) empire.

    It's worth your while to hire one of the tour guides that charge $10 USD (you can split it w/ other tourist).

    I went with an a old man named Jose and he was excellent. He has been working there since 1968 and excellent English and knows the place inside out.

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    Around Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas)

    by El_Sueco Written May 25, 2003

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    The Cathedral

    The Cathedral, founded in 1620.
    In the cathedral there are old liturgic objects, for instance religious art.
    There is also a museum with paintings in the old Capilla del Sagrarío, to the right of the entry.

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    Huaca el Dragon

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Huaca el Dragon

    The last archeological site we saw today was Huaca el Dragon, a lovely adobe temple, which has interesting crafted dragons and rainbows on its walls (hence why the locals call this site Huaca Arco Iris).

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    Visit Plaza de Armas, one of the biggest

    by El_Sueco Updated Nov 14, 2002

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    The marble monument

    The Plaza de Armas in Trullijo is one of the biggest in Peru. In its centre there is a monument of marble, made by an German sculptor, which represents liberty, but its peculiar representation has been a point of hard critic and polemic. (It looks like the statue is dancing "La Marinera")

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    Moche Pyramids: Huaca el Sol and Huaca la Luna

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Huaca la Luna

    After Chan Chan, we visited the Moche Pyramids, Huaca el Sol and Huaca la Luna. The paintings inside the Huanca la Luna Pyramid are beautiful. Apparently, they were buried and remained intact for hundreds of years until archeologist rediscover them.

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    Chan Chan

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Chan Chan

    Our first stop was at the massive adobe-walled city of Chan Chan. This was an amazing site that took off the negative thoughts I had on deteriorated adobe sites. Chan Chan is a huge site in scope. We saw so many beautiful carvings on its walls to tell. On a funny note, we were followed (more liked stocked) by a large group of high-hormone teenage schoolgirls that wanted a picture with the gringo boys :). Please note that in Peru, any white foreigner is a gringo, regardless of nationality... heck, they even called me a gringo all the time and I spoke perfect Spanish!

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