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World Heritage Sites Information

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by UNESCO  as of special cultural or physical significance.




The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

The program catalogues, names, and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Peru

The following are the 11 Peruvian UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

Peru (11)

    * Chan Chan Archaeological Zone - Trujillo

    *
Chavin (Archaeological site)

    * City of Cusco

    * Historic centre of Lima

    * Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

    * Historic centre of Arequipa

    * Huascaran National Park

    * Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana

    * Manu National Park

    * Rio Abiseo National Park (Since 1986, the park has not been open to tourism due to the fragile nature of both the natural and archaeological environment.)

    * Sacred City of Caral-Supe


The most well-known archaeological site belonging to the Chavin Civilization is Chavin de Huantar, in the Andean uplands north of Lima.

huantar_de_chavin

It is considered to have been constructed about 900 BC.

It is now one of the eleven Peruvian World Heritage Sites


Information sources:  
Wikipedia



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