There are many reasons for visiting Chan Chan. This city is one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru. Chan Chan is a World Heritage Site and the biggest mud-brick settlement in America. In the indigenous Mochica language, its name is Jang-Jang, which means Sun-Sun. It was the capital of the Chimú kingdom, which extended along the entire northern coast between 1100 and 1450 A.D., before being conquered by the Incas.
The centre of the city is a series of 10 walled citadels. One of the outstanding details of the citadels is its decorative walls in high relief with motifs including geometrical patterns, fish, and birds, among others.
The archaeological complex also includes working-class neighbourhoods, walls, pavements, channels and cemeteries. Chan Chan's complexity clearly shows that the culture reached a high level of economic, social and urban development.
Location: Huanchaco, Trujillo.
Climate: Warm and sunny all year round
Average temperature: Average temperature in summer is 24°C (75°F). It can be visited all year round.
Season: All year round.
Access by land: The site is 10 minutes from the city of Trujillo.