"The archaeological site of Chavin gave its name to the culture that developed between 1500 and 300 B.C. in this high valley of the Peruvian Andes. This former place of worship is one of the earliest and best-known pre-Columbian sites. Its appearance is striking, with the complex of terraces and squares, surrounded by structures of dressed stone, and the mainly zoomorphic ornamentation." Source: UNESCO World Heritage
Gran Templo de Chavin. Chavin is a 3 hour drive from Huaraz. Sent on June 21, 2010 in Peru and arrived in Penang on July 31, 2010. Thanks to Ruth.
Multi-view of Chavin de Huantar. Thanks to Jane of Canada who mailed this postcard from Lima, Peru.