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The most important Mayan ruins
If you decide to stay in one of the hotels in Cancun to enjoy your most exciting vacations, you have chosen the right place. You will enjoy a beautiful vacation in the most spectacular resorts while visiting the major tourist attractions.
The ancient Mayan civilization built grandiose buildings around Cancun that are still visited today to contemplate their beauty, as well as to discover why this was one of the most advanced societies.
Located in the archaeological site of Coba, the pyramid of Nohoch Mul is one of the largest in the Yucatan Peninsula, with 42 meters high. Do you know what his name means? we tell you: it could be translated as ”big mound”.
It has no less than 79 stone steps leading to its highest point, a temple dedicated to the Descending God. Its construction was intended to celebrate ceremonies and religious rites.
If you visit the site of Cobá you will see that it is surrounded by great vegetation, rivers and cenotes. You can tour it on foot or even by bicycle, a different and comfortable way to get around.
The Mayan ruins of Ek Balam in Mayan language would have as meaning ” black jaguar” and even ” jaguar star”, by the combination of both words. It was previously believed to be the name of the lord who ruled the city, but at present no evidence has been discovered to prove this. Its history begins in the year 300 A.D. in which up to 18 thousand people lived.
Most of the buildings that can be found today in the ruins are the work of King Ukit Kan, who was also buried in one of the adjacent buildings. His remains were found in the structure called Sak Cok Nahh with an offering of more than 7,000 pieces. If you like cenotes, you can discover X-Canché, just 15 kilometers from the area.
You can visit the place every day of the week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although the last pass is one hour before closing time. General admission is about 75 pesos, but there may be extra costs that you will have to find out about beforehand.
Located in another of the majestic Mayan ruins declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, the legendary Chichén Itzá. It was one of the most populated pre-Hispanic cities, with almost 50,000 inhabitants.
The name of the temple of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo, has a geometric design in the shape of a pyramid with nine levels (referring to the underworld). It was dedicated to the Feathered Serpent God and is the most important building in Chichén Itzá, besides being one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country.