Antes de abandonar Huanchaco, decidimos visitar las Huacas del Sol y de la Luna. Son ruinas que actualmente aún se están preparando para poder ser visitadas. Construidas por la cultura Moche, están rodeadas de un desierto cruzado por unos ríos de los que se servía este pueblo para subsistir.
Tenían forma piramidal y en cada nuevo reinado construían un nuevo piso, haciendo la pirámide cada vez más alta y más estrecha. Cada nuevo piso tenía nuevos dibujos y símbolos de sus Dioses que tapaban el anterior.
Huanchaco. Beach, surf, ceviche (a good and safe one at that :D) chill out time. Now that our stomachs were some what healthier, all we needed was a bit of culture. To a certain extent the old totora boats (probably the first version of a surf board or boat in Inka times) just wasn't enough to feed our appetite. So the Huacas it was, we set of to see the famous Huaca del Sol and Luna. An amazing temple that was built like an onion. Every time the inkas culture grew, the temple would grow as well. They would simply build over the last temple, pretty much like what happened with churches in Europe. The big difference is that the oldest temple is always completely covered.
Now that we think of it, we wouldn't have liked to be the craftsmen in those times. A whole life time dedicated to build a temple, to finally see it covered once again by another craftsmen. Definitely not our cup of tea. One way or the other all the art work recovered from the site is astonishing. Amazing illustrations, mud work and more. A recommendable day trip from Huanchaco. But like everyplace we visit, there's always a moment when we have to say goodbye. So after wonderful time with our turkish friends on the beach, we all decided, it was time to leave.