La Huaca del Sol, Moche

Take a tour of not only pre-Columbian, but also pre-Incan history at La Huaca del Sol. Built by the Moche culture, which flourished between the 2nd and 8th century CE, these two huacas (often translated as pyramids), had outstanding ceremonial and religious importance. Many scientists believe that the larger of two was the largest man-made structure in South America before the arrival of the Europeans. Today, the smaller remains better preserved, exposed less to looting and the elements. Complete your visit to the huacas by stopping at the adjacent museum, which displays a collection of historical artifacts--here you can learn the traditional Moche painting techniques. Arrange to visit La Huaca del Sol and other attractions in Moche using our Moche tour itinerary tool .
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  • The scale of the ruins was much larger than expected and I enjoyed it very much. The color of the mural is vivid, too, and it is wonderful anyway. After all, it is very different from only seeing in the photograph. If you go to Trujillo, it is a must-see place. The inside can be seen in the moon' Waka Huaca de la Luna, and the sun's Waka Huaca del Sol only looks at the state buried in the soil from the moon's waka. For those who go. It's quite a walk from the entrance (and climb the hill to go to the top of the temple), so wear shoes that are easy to walk in. In addition, because the wind is strong and the sand is easy to wind up, clothes that can be dirty with sand are recommended.
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  • It is the second time I have visited Huaca del Sol, it is very well maintained. The tour we did was very nice as there is always something new to discover.
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  • It was great to see these ruins and learn about the Moche culture, the museum was nice also
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