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Ancient Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich in Belize

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Visit


Xunantunich Mayan ruins, located in the Cayo District of Belize, offer a glimpse into the ancient world of the Mayans. The site, which dates back to around 600 AD, features impressive limestone pyramids, plazas, and palaces that were once home to thousands of people.


One of the most notable structures at Xunantunich is the "El Castillo" pyramid, which stands at 130 feet tall and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Visitors can climb to the top of the pyramid via a set of stairs, making for a fun and challenging climb.


Another highlight of the site is the "Temple of the Sun", a large palace that was once used for religious and political ceremonies. The palace features intricate carvings and stonework, including a unique "stela" (a carved stone monument) that depicts a Mayan ruler.


Beyond the pyramids and palaces, Xunantunich also features a number of residential buildings and plazas that were once used for everyday activities such as cooking, sleeping and agriculture.



Visiting Xunantunich is a great way to learn about the history and culture of the Mayans, and the site is easy to reach via a short ferry ride across the Mopan River. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes and plenty of water, as the ruins are spread out over a large area and there is a lot to see.


Xunantunich is a must-see for anyone interested in ancient civilizations and history, and is a fun and informative way to learn about the Mayans and their way of life.


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