The synergistic blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and ancient
ruins make Peru a top destination. Read more as a laundry list of
Wonders of the World, bucket list toppers and World Heritage Sites
than your average country guide. Here, both the well-known and
hardly-known are amongst some of the world’s most significant
cultural destinations, and UNESCO has made it official so there isn’t
a question about it. Here are the Top 12 UNESCO World Heritage
Sites in Peru to add to your list.
Chan Chan Archaeological ZoneThe Chimu Kingdom, with Chan Chan as its capital, reached its apogee in the 15th century, not long before falling to the Incas.
The planning of this huge city, the largest in pre-Columbian America, reflects a strict political and social strategy, marked by the city’s division into nine ‘citadels’ or ‘palaces’ forming autonomous units.
Located in the Huari Province, in the Ancash Department, around 8 hours away from the city of Lima you will find the archeological and prehistoric site of Chavín.
This place was the home of the Chavin civilization, which lived and developed from the year 1500 BC to the year 300 BC.