In the 15th century, Chan Chan was a huge city, the largest in pre-Colombian America. The capital of the Chimu Kingdom, the civilization fell to the Incas not long after. What remains of this vast adobe city outside of Trujillo is an archaeological site consisting of ten walled citadels. Chan Chan was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, and there are a number of tours to choose from.
Address: Moche Valley, outside Trujillo
Opening times: Daily 9am-4pm.
Admission: PEN 10; or PEN 30 (including a guide)