News about Chavin de Huantar in Peru.
Chavin de Huantar
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The town of Chavin. (All photos by Rodney L. Dodig)
By Rodney L. Dodig
We were up early to enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out to catch the tour bus from Huaraz to Chavin. I was excited about going as I had heard so much about this archaeological treasure belonging to the Chavin Culture that spanned the centuries from 1200 to 200 BC. What I wasn’t expecting were the amazing sights on the way there. I had thought that the vistas on the ride to Huaraz could not be beat but I was wrong. The sites on the way to Chavin are breathtaking.
By Milagros Vera Colens
For El Comercio
Between the Cordillera Blanca and the Marañón River canyon is Conchucos Valley: an area that houses dreamlike landscapes, towns full of tradition, rich culture and ideal destinations for adventure sports.
Along this route there are several tourism ventures that are prepared to welcome you. One of them is the association Hijos de Acopalca, composed of 400 families that provide a proposal for rural community tourism which combines nature with archaeological and historical content.
Gold of the Andes
The journey begins at Chavin, located two hours from the city of Huaraz. There, you will find the archaeological monument of the same name which was declared Patrimony of Humanity.
- All DestinationsChavin de HuantarThe MountainsTraveling in PeruBy Levi Novey
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My family recently visited a place in Peru that we had wanted to visit for a long time. While not as famous as Machu Picchu, the Chavín de Huantar Ruins are quite fascinating in their own right. Most visitors after reading their guidebooks want to see a carved stone obelisk that sits at the center of underground passages in the “Old Chavín Temple.” Known as the “Lanzón,” the obelisk has various animal features, and is thought to have been worshiped as something of a nature god, or treated as an oracle by the people using Chavín. The outside of the Chavín Temple was decorated with carved stone heads, that likewise were anthropomorphic.