The worlds largest sandcastle


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Venturing about fifteen minutes outside of Trujillo centre is a pre-Inca one thousand-year-old archaeological city called Chan Chan (means Sun, Sun), built by a local Peruvian ethnic group, the Chimu.

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Chan Chan had tremendous wealth in its heyday but was subsequently looted by the Spaniards when they arrived and constructed Trujillo as their capital in the region.

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Today, the silence is truly golden out here, in this 20sqkm site where up to 60,000 people once lived. Nowadays a tourist attraction fastly eroding due to the change in weather patterns, the rainfalls gradually reducing the heights of the walls.

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