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Palenque - Mayan city in Chiapas, Mexico - photo, address on the map PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 18:34

Palenque - under this name combines the ruins of great Mayan city in north-eastern Mexican state of Chyapas.In III-VIII century Palenque was the capital of kingdom and major cultural and commercial center of Mexico. Mayan ruins cover an area of ​​nearly 15 square kilometers, a few kilometers to the east is located a modern Mexican city of Palenque. The ruins of Palenque are composed of several architectural complexes. The complex of temples of the Cross formed by the three major pyramids-Temples: the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Cross and the Temple of deciduous Cross. The palace, located in Palenque, was the main residence of the local kings. Temple of Inscriptions - is a pyramid with 69 steps, as the number of years of the reign of King Pacal, inside the pyramid is located the tomb with the sarcophagus of Pacal. Five kilometers of the ruins of the Maya is located a tourist camp of El Panchayat, where the representatives of the Maya Exploration Center on Saturday and Sunday show slide shows and documentaries about the history of the Maya. The closest airport to Palenque is located in villahermosa (see the map at the top of this article). On the bus from the city of villahermosa to Palenque can be reached within 3 hours, from the city of Cancun - 12 hours, and from Mexico- for 16 hours.


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