Calakmul Archaeological Zone, Campeche

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Within Mexico's largest tract of tropical jungle lies Calakmul Archaeological Zone, site of one of the largest and most powerful Mayan cities. In 1931, excavation here unearthed temples, burial crypts, and over 6,000 buildings of the ancient city. Climb two of the tallest Mayan pyramids ever discovered, and enjoy the views from atop. Count over 120 stelae (commemorative stone slabs), more than at any other Mayan site; some date back to 435 CE. The region surrounding the site is rich in wildlife, including spider monkeys, anteaters, and countless species of birds. Plan to visit Calakmul Archaeological Zone and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Calakmul attractions using our Calakmul trip maker site.
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  • Amazing ruins! The main plaza has 3 temples which you can climb to the top. They give you a superb view over the jungle. Note that the path to the ruins is 60km long and you'll need to pay 3 small...  more »
  • This place is slightly inconvenient to reach but absolutely worth it. I went on a tour with Ka'an expeditions from Xpujil which made it a lot more convenient. The surroundings are absolutely...  more »
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