Ancient Sites - Palenque, Mexico

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Visited: Mid Oct

Much like Tikal in Guatemala, the beauty of Palenque lies as much in the stones themselves as the setting in damp, earthy forested hills. There's a suprisingly large amount of buildings and courtyards to see in the site.
Palenque - Chiapas - Mexico
Jungle from road to Upper Entrance of Palenque Ruins, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP808

Templo de la Calavera (Skull), Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP809

Templo del Sol from El Palacio, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP810

Interior of El Palacio and Templo de la Cruz beyond, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP812

Dancing Lord Serpent-Jaguar II (R) receiving deity associated with royal lineage from Ahpo-Hel (his mother) (L), Templo XIV, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP814

El Palacio from bottom of Templo XIV, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP815

Templo de la Cruz from steps part-way up Templo de la Cruz Foliada, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP817

Templo del Sol (L), Templo XIV (M bottom) and Templo de las Inscipciones (M top) from top of Templo de la Cruz, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP816

Groupo Norte temples, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP819

Templo del Conde (Count) (R) and El Palacio Tower from Groupo Norte, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP820

Templo de la Cruz (L) and Templo de la Cruz Foliada (R) from Templo del Sol, Palenque (S), Chiapas, Mexico, 10-Oct-03, AP823