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Focusing on WHS travel since 2014. 

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Chankillo Astronomical Complex (T)

Lauren USA - 19-Nov-19

I made it a goal to visit all of the UNESCO sites in Peru and as many of the tentative sites as I could during a five-week trip in 2014.  Of all of the sites, Chankillo was by far the most challenging to visit because of the lack of infrastructure and information online.  When I saw that it's being put forward for a nomination in the near future, I figured it was time for a review.

Chankillo is an astronomical complex in western Peru, about half way between Trujillo and Lima

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Grand-Bassam

Lauren USA - 19-Nov-19

Grand-Bassam

Grand Bassam is a beach town about 45 minutes away from Abidjan.  Its UNESCO status comes from the fact that it was a French colonial capital for a few years in the late 1800s.  The capital was moved inland soon after it was established due to an outbreak of yellow fever, leaving behind a cluster of French colonial buildings that still remain today.  Most of the site is on a barrier island.  There was significant flooding in Grand Bassam in October 2019.  When I visited in mid-November, the water levels were still high on the inland side, but water had cleared from the streets and there were few signs of damage.

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Lauren
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Rating Stats
Matera 4.5
El Tajin 3.5
Byblos 3
Anjar 2.5
Chavin 2.5