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Palenque: Mayan City & Temple complex ruled by Pakal, who came to power at the age of 12 in 615 AD and died at the age of 80

Palenque: Mayan City & Temple complex ruled by Pakal, who came to power at the age of 12 in 615 AD and died at the age of 80

Tour the Mayan Temples. I've been here, it's beautiful and so educational.

Tour the Mayan Temples. I've been here, it's beautiful and so educational.

Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico. It certainly is not on an itinerary for the Riviera Maya since it's a full day drive away, but Chiapas is a diverse state with pasture lands, mountain jungles, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, colonial cities, and the Maya who have lived here for centuries.

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Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico. It certainly is not on an itinerary for the Riviera Maya since it's a full day drive away, but Chiapas is a diverse state with pasture lands, mountain jungles, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, colonial cities, and the Maya who have lived here for centuries.

Brussels City Hall at night ( 480x640 )

Brussels City Hall at night ( 480x640 )

Here on the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, an hour from Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, sits the only Mayan archaeological site overlooking the Caribbean’s turquoise waters.    The city of Tulum was constructed by the Maya around 1200 AD and thrived until shortly after the Spanish conquest a couple of centuries later.

Here on the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, an hour from Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, sits the only Mayan archaeological site overlooking the Caribbean’s turquoise waters. The city of Tulum was constructed by the Maya around 1200 AD and thrived until shortly after the Spanish conquest a couple of centuries later.

Mayan Ruins of Tulum in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

PHOTO: Tulum Mayna Ruins, Yucatan, Mexico

Mayapan, meaning Banner of the Mayas, is considered the last great Maya capital, dating back to the beginning of the common Era and reaching its golden age in the Postclassic period. It is believed that this city once had a population of 12,000 inhabitants.

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Mayapan, meaning Banner of the Mayas, is considered the last great Maya capital, dating back to the beginning of the common Era and reaching its golden age in the Postclassic period. It is believed that this city once had a population of 12,000 inhabitants.

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