Trujillo Journals

Deserted in Peru

An August 2005 trip to Trujillo by WitlessWanderer

Huaca del Sol y la Luna Photo, Trujillo, Peru More Photos
Quote: Chiclayo and Trujillo on the northern coast are the "Eygpt of Peru", with ancient remains hidden amid the sand dunes.

Naylamp

Hotel

Naylamp Photo, Trujillo, Peru
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The modern city of Trujillo is a rather soulless place to stay, so we escaped to Huanchaco, a beach town only 15 minutes away.

Naylamp is on the seafront at the northern end of the town and has some pleasant rooms behind the dubious reflective blue glass on the front.

They’re not bad rooms either, with a perfectly okay room for the three of us costing 40 soles. You share a bathroom with your two neighbours, but it was never a problem.

It was a good place to lie in the hammocks, relax, and watch the resident tortoises.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 14, 2005

Naylamp
Av.Victor Larco
Trujillo, Peru
(044) 461022

Huaca del Sol y la Luna

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Attraction | "Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol"

Huaca del Sol y la Luna Photo, Trujillo, Peru
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The colour of history The first thing to make clear is that these temples are great. The second is that they have absolutely nothing to do with the sun or the moon. Because the Moche built newer, bigger incarnations of the temples over and around the exisitng ones (rather like Russian dolls), the inner temples are unbelieveably well preserved. Original decoration such as friezes around the ceremonial courtyard survives in full bright colours. The only place I have seen comparable colours, intensity and completeness is in Pompeii. The contrast with the monochrome Chan Chán is stark. The site is well organised, with your 11 soles entry including an audiovisual pr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 15, 2005

Huaca del Sol y la Luna
near Las Delicias Beach
Trujillo, Peru

Lord of Sipan

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Attraction | "The Lord of Sipan"

Lord of Sipan Photo, Trujillo, Peru
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Buried Treasure When historians noticed an increased number of Moche artifacts appearing on the black market in the mid 80s, they smelt a rat. Following this stench led them to one of the most suprising discoveries in the pyramids of Sipan: a full cermonial burial of a Moche Lord. The discovery has been likened to that of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Eygpt. This kick started a wave of investment in the region and the finds are now stored in the pyramid shaped Museo del Tombas Reales in Lambayeque (10 soles, very strict on no cameras etc.). An immense amount of effort has gone into cleaning up the many finds and displaying them in a coherent manner. This can be se...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2005

Lord of Sipan
Lambayeque
Trujillo, Peru