Chan Chan Site Museum, Huanchaco

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Find out more about the Chan Chan ruins and the great civilizations of Moche and Chimu at Chan Chan Site Museum. This small museum, set 1.6 km (1 mi) from the ruins, features stone artifacts, wooden idols, pottery, textiles, and metalwork. Learn about the ancient agricultural history from the displays of instruments, irrigation techniques, and crops grown in the valley of Moche. An interactive display featuring slides, lights, and sound effects provides a clearer understanding of the growth of the city. The museum is well marked, with information and guidebooks in English and Spanish. To visit Chan Chan Site Museum and get the most from your holiday in Huanchaco, create itinerary details personal to you using our Huanchaco trip itinerary site.
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  • This museum offers a good overview of Chimu society (870 to 1470 AD). Especially the maquette of Chan Chan, an adobe town which once used to have 10,000 dwellings is worth while. Urban development...  more »
  • We visited after seeing ruins of Chan Chan I had hoped for more interesting artifacts from the tombs but later found that those are mostly at another museum, still this is included in the ticket to....  more »
  • Very impressive, interesting. The ruins are teeming with history and a lot of work has gone into its preservation. A must visit if you travel to Trujillo.
  • Good pieces of Chimu Culture. Ask for the video presentation.
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