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Salaverry is a port town located 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) southeast Trujillo city in the La Libertad RegionPeru. It is the capital of Salaverry District and it is located at around 8°13′16″S 78°58′34″W. The port, rebuilt in the 1960s by an English company is able to accommodate large ships including tourist ships as those of the Carnival Company. Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salaverry 

Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche. This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimucultures[13] before the Inca conquest. expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country. Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trujillo,_Peru

Huaca de la Luna (“Temple/Shrine of the Moon“) is a large adobe brick structure built mainly by the Moche people of northernPeru.[1] Along with the Huaca del Sol, the Huaca de la Luna is part of Huacas de Moche, which is the remains of an ancient Mochecapital city called Cerro Blanco, by the volcanic peak of the same name.      LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaca_de_la_Luna

The largest Pre-Columbian city in South AmericaChan Chan is an archaeological site in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, five km west of Trujillo.[1] Chan Chan covers 20 km² and had a dense urban center of 6 km².[2] Chan Chan was constructed by theChimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The adobe city of Chan Chan, the largest in the world, was built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital where 30,000 people lived.           LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Chan

On our recent trip the ship docked in Salaverry and we travelled to Trujillo to visit Chan Chan and the Temple of the Moon.  Images below are from our visit to this area.