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Huaca Arco-Iris or Huaca El Dragon

Chan Chan, Trujillo, Peru
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Chan Chan, Trujillo, Peru
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I'm sure at one time this site was far from the city of Trujillo. More recently urban growth has surrounded and enclosed this structure, so it loses some of its grandeur. Unlike the large palatial complexes north of the city this is a very walkable...More

Thank JHinnecke
Reviewed 21 May 2017

this is small tour but is pretty the good thing is that if you coming from the others huacas this will be a plus one jejejeje

Thank sonadora326
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Fascinating Chimu shrine. It's important to have a guide to explain everything to you. The designs are very interesting and there are plenty of them all over the outer walls but they need some explaination.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We came here on a tour from our cruise ship. Enjoyed all the history and information our guide provided. Not sure I would have enjoyed this much without a guide. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thank jayhawkbrian
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Make a day at Chan Chan, Museum, the ruins, Esmeralda, and Arco Iris. Kind of more of the same, but still interesting, More designs and interesting adobe wall works in the middle of Trujillo.

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We went as part of a day tour of the sights around Trujillo. It was OK but I wouldn't bother to make special trip to see it. It's basically just a platform with designs on the walls and a larger wall around the whole thing....More

Thank Alek C
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My tour of archaeological sites in and near Trujillo included this site. It is probably not worth more than about 30 minutes, but does have some unique iconography, which makes it worthwhile.

1  Thank LarryM708
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a small site....very small compared to Chan Chan. You can easily visit this in less than an hour. What's interesting here are the rainbow motifs (thus the Arco Iris name). With all the other sites between Trujillo and Chiclayo, this one wouldn't be...More

1  Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Not a must see as it is on a much smaller scale to Chan Chan, however the reliefs are unique and in quite good condition. Because this small temple has been restored, it really gives you a good idea of how it appeared in ancient...More

1  Thank highburychampion
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Supposedly the same age as Chan Chan, this small temple has completely different drawings and architecture. One truncated pyramid (none at Chan Chan) and the lack of any sea-related iconography make me think they are very different and perhaps unrelated. This attraction is located within...More

Thank LeonardoTravelling
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