La Huaca La Esmeralda is an archaeological construction belonging to the Chimú Culture, it is located in the city of Trujillo, Peru. It is estimated that its adobe construction was carried out during the first stage of development of said culture, in close connection with the capital Chan Chan. It occupies an approximate area of ??2,600 square meters.
The temple is a pyramid-shaped rectangular plan construction consisting of two platforms of approximately 65 by 41 meters which are climbed through two central ramps. The first platform, located at the entrance, corresponds to the last chimú construction stage, Its decoration consists of fishing nets with fish inside. Behind the second and oldest platform has decoration similar to Tschudi Palace with designs of the net and the sea otter. It has other platforms and ramps. The site has undergone several modifications, mainly in the middle part where a two-step platform was built joined by a central ramp. It is located three blocks from the Mansiche temple, of the La Esmeralda urbanization.
Huaca of the Rainbow
The Huaca of the Dragon, or as it is called, Huaca of the Rainbow, is located in the north, on the outskirts of the city of Trujillo, in the district of La Esperanza and near Chan Chan in Peru.
It is a large religious monument, ceremonial and administrative center built in adobe, whose murals are decorated with friezes in relief showing anthropomorphic figures and stylized representing the rainbow.
The Chan Chan Museum
Is a Peruvian museum, which is located in the department of La Libertad.
The museum has permanent and temporary exhibition halls. It also recreates the building of Chan Chan through models. The archaeological zone Chan Chan was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and included in the List of World Heritage in danger in the same year.
It houses around 15 thousand archaeological pieces of ceramics, lithic and metal pieces, textiles and bone remains.
Chan Chan Ruins
Chan Chan (in quingnam: Chan-Chan, ‘Glowing Sun’) is a pre-Columbian adobe city, built on the northern coast of Peru by chimúes. It is the largest adobe city built in America and the second in the world. It is located northwest of the Trujillo metropolitan area between the districts of Trujillo and Huanchaco. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and included in the List of World Heritage in danger in the same year.
Chan Chan is made up of nine citadel cities or small walled cities. The whole group was the capital of the Chimor kingdom, a state organization of the Chimú culture.
Is a historic watering place and a Peruvian city located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the District of Huanchaco that integrates the Trujillo Metropolitan Area in the La Libertad Region, currently part of the “Moche Route” . It is the most spa visited from the city of Trujillo. During the reign of the Moche and Chimú cultures, Huanchaco was an important port in the region.
It was recognized as a World Surf Reserve, on October 26, 2013, becoming the first beach in Latin America and the fifth in the world, to obtain this recognition; is also the scene of international surfing competitions, being known the World Longboard that takes place during the summer season of each year.
Huanchaco is famous worldwide for the totora horses used for navigation and fishing since the time of the mochicas and also of the chimúes. Even today the fishermen of Huanchaco continue with this ancestral tradition.