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Location Peru, Ancash Region, Pomabamba Province
Coordinates 8°53′12″S 77°27′22″W / 8.88667°S 77.45611°W / -8.88667; -77.45611Coordinates: 8°53′12″S 77°27′22″W / 8.88667°S 77.45611°W / -8.88667; -77.45611
Height 4,000 metres (13,123 ft)

Yaynu (hispanicized spelling Yaino) is an archaeological site in Peru. It lies in the Ancash Region, Pomabamba Province, Huayllan District.[1] It is considered the most important evidence of the so-called Recuay culture in the Ancash Region. The site was declared a National Cultural Heritage by Resolución Directoral Nacional No. 682-INC-2004 on June 17, 2004.[1]

The stone constructions of Yaynu are situated about 17 km south of Pomabamba at a height of more than 4,000 metres (13,123 ft),[1] on the northern slope of the mountain Pañahirka (Pañajirca).


  1. ^ a b c "Sitio Arqueológico Yaino". mincetur. Retrieved April 21, 2014.