Peru: Lambayeque tourist places to recover following natural disasters

El Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipan, en Lambayeque, es uno de los más visitados del país. ANDINA

18:36 | Chiclayo (Lambayeque region), Mar. 20.

Lambayeque region's tourist sites will be rehabilitated following natural disasters, Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister (Mincetur) Eduardo Ferreyros stated.

As is known, the South American country is currently at the mercy of heavy rains, landslides and floods.

The initiative will be possible thanks to articulated efforts undertaken by the central government and regional authorities.

Minister Ferreyros on Monday inspected tourist places in the northern region, including: Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary, as well as Royal Tombs of Sipan, Tucume and Sican Museums, among others.

Although various areas had been recently affected by heavy rains and floods, Ferreyros noted the situation "is an opportunity to boost the tourist circuit in Lambayeque."

In this sense, Mincetur head underlined his portfolio will focus on rehabilitating the northern area in order to draw visitors from all over the world.

"The first step is to restore highways and support victims. Then, we will focus on the recovery of affected zones," he said. 
Get to know Lambayeque's best tourist sites 

1. Tucume Archaeological Complex

Tucume has become one of the Northern coast's most significant pre-Hispanic monuments. The site hosts an approximately 220-hectare area, which includes 26 monumental buildings related to low-rank structures as squares, yards, canal systems, walls, among others.

2. Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary

This Sanctuary houses the largest number of South America's pre-Inca pyramids related to Sican culture. 

The complex comprises over 20 pyramids made of adobe and mud. Besides being an archaeological sanctuary, Pomac is a natural park that shelters several tree varieties.

3. Royal Tombs Museum

The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum's construction was inspired by Mochica culture's old pyramids. This site hosts over 2,000 gold pieces. 

Among pieces exhibited to the public are Sipan's jewelry, ceramics and grave goods.


Published: 3/20/2017