Ancient Kingdoms of Northern Peru See Increase in Tourism
September 6, 2011 § 1 Comment
Peru is a fascinating country with much to offer. Combining a trip to Peru with a Galapagos Cruise is tour favorite. This year was the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu, yet when traveling to Peru there is far more to discover. This year some 1.15 million tourists are expected to visit Peru’s northern La Libertad region this year, a 10 percent rise compared to 2010, the regional office for trade and tourism predicted on Saturday.
Trujillo, the capital of the department, is known as the ‘city of eternal spring’ because of its privileged weather and festive atmosphere. It was inhabited by the ancient Mochica and Chimu civilizations. There are several fascinating places to visit near Trujillo including mud-brick citadel archaeological site of Chan Chan. A regional favorite, Chan Chan was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) in 1986. Other important archaeological sites such as Huacas del Sol y La Luna (Temple of the Sun and the Moon) and the El Brujo archaeological complex.
Many visitors enjoy discovering the many archaeological treasures of Peru and make a circuit combining Nazca, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and Machu Picchu to the South with Trujillo and Sipan to the north.