DAY 6: TULUM, MAYAN RUINS

  • built in the thirteenth century
  • a seaport trading mostly in jade and turquoise

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  • protected by a limestone wall, one theory is that priests and nobility lived within and the peasants lived outside of the walled area

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Pyramid El Castillo
  • one of the last inhabited Mayan cities.
  • stayed in existence up to 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico

Imageformerly known as Zama, City of Dawn, because it faces the sunrise

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Templo Dios del Viento (God of Winds Temple)

ImageGetting There from Playa Del Carmen:

  • take a colectivo (local bus) for 40 pesos (about $3 usd)
  • ride is anywhere between 40 mins and an hour depending on how many stops the bus makes
  • comfy, a/c, smooth ride

Ticket price: 52 pesos

24DEC12. Tulum, Mexico. Canon 550D, Lens EF18-135mm

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2 thoughts on “DAY 6: TULUM, MAYAN RUINS

  1. Years ago a friend and I snuck into the ruins to watch the sunrise because they did not open until 9. An easy sneak from the beach, we found a nice spot to sit in the grass and greet the morning sun. Before too long a short, stout man shouting “banditos! banditos! walked fast at us. We looked around for the banditos but did not see anyone. I turned to my friend. “We are the banditos!” We walked a bit more quickly than he to a new location. Soon we heard him quizzically calling into the morning breeze, “banditos?”. It goes on but I revealed enough about my level of maturity. Que le vaya bien!

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