Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tulum, Mexico - Mayan Ruins

While vacationing in Mexico this past week, our group of six friends headed to the Mayan Ruins in Tulum.  They were breathtaking and one can only imagine how beautiful they would have been when they were covered in stucco and painted beautiful, bright colors like they were when the Mayans resided there.

I really enjoyed the afternoon wandering around and imagining what it would have been like for the residents of that city.   It is estimated that between 1000 and 1600 people lived within the walled city during its height (the 13th to 15th Centuries).  Defence must have been extremely important to the Mayans as the walls that are around the city would have taken extreme time and energy to build.  It was amazing to walk through them knowing they were built so long ago!

Plants growing out of the stones of one of the palaces

The Great Palace

The Cenote where they would have had access to fresh water.

The Castle

Stairs leading to a foundation

Another Palace

Overlooking the grounds

1 comment:

  1. Our honeymoon was in Tulum! It is such a beautiful place and the ruins are really neat. I am a little bit (ok, a lot) envious that you got to go to Mexico during this cold winter! Would be so nice to be on the beach there right now ;)


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