130 - 19th April 2006 - Huanchaco - Chan Chan Mud City - Temple of the Moon


Huanchaco main plaza


Chan Chan Mud City


one of the main plaza's within the city


Our tour guide gives us a detailed tour


This is one of 6 original carvings around the wall


Doorway out of the plaza


Two statues guard the important peoples entrance


Close up of one of the statues


Much of the site has been restored to its former glory


Whilst other sections have been left


Fish motif in the next corridor - Restored above the line, left to the elements below. Pelicans underneath.


These patterns were thought to represent fishing nets - The site is by the ocean


Looking out across the site


More fishing net motifs


The pelican features quite heavily in the decorations


Here the pelicans have been stylised


One of the long streets in the city


The well that provided water for the city. There were dragonflies hovering around.


We all look so enthralled


One of the original walls - Note the inward slant that provided extra stability in case of earthquakes


The royal tomb


Pip at Chan Chan Mud Ruins


Another guard statue


Arty shot


These huts were used as storage


The holes in the walls were also used for storage


Hairless dog that is quite common in this area


Carvings at the Moon Temple


Restored carvings


Warrior duck pottery found at the site


Owl nesting in the rafters


Looking out over the old city to the Temple of the Sun


Look a' tha' funny dog. Khe's got no khair.


Sacrificial Altar


They were quite keen fishermen


Spider Temple


More intricate decorations


The beach at Huanchaco