18 November, 2019

Visit the Chan Chan ruins and Temple of the Sun and Moon

Trujillo, also known as “The City of the Eternal Spring” is located 522 km north of Lima. It is the oldest city in Peru and considered the third most important city in the country. You can tour around the city and enjoy its beautiful beaches, and also learn more about the history by visiting the following landmarks.

Chan Chan

A city made of adobe, with more than 20 km2, and named a cultural heritage of humanity. It is located only 5 kilometers from the city of Trujillo. Here you will be able to discover 10 cities from the Chimu culture. On it´s walls, you will find high relief figures such as fishes, brids, geometric figures and others singular items from the pre-Columbian era.

Temple of the Sun and Moon

Close to Chan Chan, you will find both sanctuaries that belonged to the Mochica culture. The Temple of the Sun was a political and administrative center with more then 140 adobes. The legend says that it was built in only 3 days, by more than 250,000 people.

On the other hand, the Temple of the Moon was used as a commercial center. On its walls you will be able to see different polychromatic figures.

After a long day visiting these beautiful archeological sites, return to the city and stay at our Tierra Viva Trujillo Hotel, located in the financial district. Here you can take a refreshing shower and enjoy a well-deserved rest in the comfort of our facilities.