The north of Peru is another Peru, less known but equally fascinating, characterized by an incomparable archaeological and natural wealth. The most important cities in this area are Trujillo and Chiclayo.
Trujillo, Peru's third largest city, lies on the banks of the Moche River. It is the cradle of two great pre-Columbian civilizations, that of Mocha and that of Chimu, which flourished before the Inca expansion. It is called the "City of Spring", "the Capital of the Marinera", the famous traditional Peruvian dance, and also "Cultural Capital of Peru".
Among the archaeological treasures of Trujillo are Chan Chan, the largest terracotta city in the ancient world declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Huaca del Sol, an imposing site attributed to the Moche civilization.
The city of Chiclayo also has various appellations, including "Pearl of the North", "the Heroic City" or "City of Friendship". It is located near Tucume and the Valley of the Pyramids, which stand 26 pyramids, built in the period of Lambayeque domination. The largest, Huaca Larga, measures 700 meters in length, also famous for the discovery of 119 bodies sacrificed inside the funeral chambers.
Lord of Sipan
The Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, of the Moche civilization, not only represents the most prestigious archaeological site of Chiclayo but also one of the most important discoveries in the history of Peru.
But Chiclayo is not only archeology, it also offers a variety of attractions ranging from the protected forest of Pomac for nature lovers, to the Mercao Modelo for lovers of folklore and surfing in the Pacific Ocean for sportsmen.
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