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The Moche Temples
- The Moche Temples
- THE AMERICAS
- Alt Name:
- Huaca del Sol y la Luna
- 500AD - 599AD
- El Brujo, Chan Chan,
Cahuachi, Royal Sipan Tombs,
about The Moche Temples
The Moche Temples in Peru are made up of Huaca del Sol y la Luna, translated as the Temples of the Sun and the Moon.
Moche was a pre-Inca civilisation which preceded that of the Chimu and is sometimes thought of as early Chimu. It dates from around 100 to 900 AD and the Moche Temples are thought to have been built in 500 AD.
The Moche Temples are located in northern Peru and, like many Moche sites, are adorned with various colourful friezes of different shapes and ominous figures. They were built of adobe bricks and would have been constructed over the course of many years, each generation adding further levels.
While Huaca del Sol is the smaller of the two Moche Temples, it is better preserved than Huaca de la Luna.
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Address: Huaca del Sol y la Luna, Trujillo, Peru
Phone: Contact local tourist office
The Moche Temples are located in northern Peru, approx. 10km southeast of the city of Trujillo. They are reachable by taxi (make sure you have a way to get back) and through tour companies.
The Moche Temples are open daily, 9am-4pm. Entry costs 10 PEN.
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