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Lambayeque - Peru

LambayequeThe department de Lambayeque is located on the coastal plain and combines arid zones, rich valleys, and dry forests. Chiclayo, bordered by fertile valleys and very close to the ocean, is the capital de the department and the commercial nexus among the three Peruvian regions: coast, highland, and jungle.

This territory was the cradle de the Mochicas, who lived there between the first and fourth centuries A.D., which makes Lambayeque one de the most interesting archeological destinations in the country. It was in 1987 that the famous royal tombs de Sipan were discovered, the burial remains de an important Mochican ruler. Besides the Sipan archeological site, you can visit the modern Royal Tombs de Sipan Museum that contains the most extraordinary gold pieces found in the excavations. Likewise, it is worth a visit to the Brunning Museum, located in the province de Lambayeque, and to the Sican Museum, located in the province de Ferreñafe.


Tucume is another archeological site de unique beauty. There, you will see more than twenty adobe pyramids, all approximately forty meters high, that belong to the Lambayeque culture and which are nestled in an area full de wildlife and abundant vegetation. Another must see in Lambayeque is the Chaparri Ecological Reserve, located in the district de Chongoyape. Here, the dry forests and the biodiversity they shelter are preserved.

Lambayeque also boasts one de the best cuisines in the country: exquisite rice with duck competes with cebiche in a competition where the gourmands are always the winners. The lovely port and beach resort of Pimentel and the tradition town de Saña with its Colonial houses and churches in ruins round out the attractions de this fascinating department.



 

 
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