Ancient Sites - Mexico - La Ruta Maya

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Visited: Late Sep - Early Oct

Many splendid Mayan cities in a relatively small area. Each of the sites is well worth a visit since each is quite different, although Chichen Itza and Uxmal are the largest, with the Calendar Pyramid (El Castillo) at Chichen Itza the single most impressive structure. A little further away is the city of Copan in Honduras, with many Mayan intriguing glyphs.
Chichen Itza
El Castillo, Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP761

Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 22-Jul-94, W288

Pillars in Groupo de los Mil Columnas, Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP767

Statues at top of staircase of Templo de Chac-Mool, Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP763

Temlpo de Chac-Mool and Groupo de las Mil Columnas from top of El Castillo, Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP780

Carvings on Plataforma de los Craneos (Tzompantli), Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP769

Gran Juego de Pelota and Templo del Barbado (Bearded Man), Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP771

The Observatory (El Caracol), Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP774

Chac masks on Edificio de las Monjas (The Nunnery) and adjoining annexes, Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP777

Chac masks on Edificio de las Monjas (The Nunnery), Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP778

El Castillo and approaching thumderstorm, Chichen Itzá (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 4-Oct-03, AP779

 
Uxmal
Palacio del Gobernador (L) and Casa del Adivino (R), Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP787

Casa del Adivino (The Magician's House) from Palacio del Gobernador, Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP788

Northern temple of Cuadrangulo de las Monjas (top) and Juego de Pelota (bottom) from Casa de las Tortugas (Turtles), Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP789

El Palomar (The Dovecote), Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP791

Ball ring in Juego de Pelota, Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP792

Chac masks on Eastern Temple of Cuadrangulo de las Monjas, Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP793

Western Temple from Northern Temple on Cuadrangulo de las Monjas (Nuns), Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP794

Northern Temple (R) and steps of Western Temple (L), Cuadrangulo de las Monjas (Nuns), Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP798

Frieze on Palacio del Gobernador, Uxmal (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 7-Oct-03, AP801

   
Kabah
Chac-Mool masks on El Palacio de los Mascarones, Kabah (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 6-Oct-03, AP784

One of the Atlantes on E side of El Palacio de los Mascarones, Kabah (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 6-Oct-03, AP785

El Palacio, Kabah (S), Yucatán, Mexico, 6-Oct-03, AP786

 
Tulum
Templo del Dios del Viento (L) and El Castillo (R) from Casa del Cenote, Tulum (S), Quintana Roo, Mexico, 3-Oct-03, AP753

Templo del Dios del Viento (R) from El Castillo, Tulum (S), Quintana Roo, Mexico, 3-Oct-03, AP757

El Castillo (M) from Templo del Dios del Viento, Tulum (S), Quintana Roo, Mexico, 3-Oct-03, AP756

El Castillo, Tulum (S), Quintana Roo, Mexico, 3-Oct-03, AP758

El Castillo (R), Tulum (S), Quintana Roo, Mexico, 3-Oct-03, AP752

Tulum (S), Quintana Roo, Mexico, 18-Jul-94, W282

  
Copan
Copán Stella, Copán (S), Copán, Honduras, 11-Jul-94, W256