Almost 3600 tourists visited ancient city of Chan-Chan
The ancient city of Chan-Chan, located in La Libertad, a northern city in Peru welcomed 3589 visitors on the first Sunday of August thanks to the Open Museum programme run by Ministry of Culture.
Maria Elena Córdova, heard of La Libertad’s Decentralised Directorate of Culture announced this and that this number is 50% higher that on the first Sunday of July.
Visitors could visit the Nik An walled complex, formerly called Tschudi Palace, Chan-Chan Site Museum, and Huaca Arco Iris.
For this occasion, the Museum held a food tasting that included dishes based on mochoco, type of seaweed popular in Trujillo. Visitors also tasted traditional candies and chicha de jora, a fermented drink based in corn.
Córdova mentioned that the institution wanted to share these ancient recipes to delight visitors as they have passed from generation to generation and that now are used by artisan fishermen when they go out for their daily catch.