The most important archaeological site in Chavin is the Chavín de Huántar. This was built approximately around 900 BC, and has earned UNESCO World Heritage status. The temple has innovative irrigation and drainage systems, and were technologically advanced in metal-works, acoustics, gold-working, agriculture, and more. Chavin art and architecture is displayed in the temples, pottery, and sacred texts such as cryptic stelas. There are also interesting obelisks and so many other artifacts that are well worth a visit for any history buff or anyone interested in Peruvian history.