Category Archives: Guatemala

The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

What I missed in all my travels through the world of the Maya was a book that concisely explained where the interesting Mayan ruins are located, how to get there, a short guide which otherwise was limited to the description of the Maya sites and lacked the overload of restaurant and hotel descriptions.   Because … Continue reading The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

Getting Around Peten – Guatemala – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

The third and last chapter of this article will guide you deep in the pre-classic period of the Mayan history. We leave Mexico now and cross the border to Guatemala. In the second chapter we watched the Maya sites in Chiapas. The last station was Palenque. And here in Palenque I begin. Flores and the … Continue reading Getting Around Peten – Guatemala – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Yaxhá – Pyramids, Temples, a Lake and the Jungle

Yaxha in mayan language means blue-green water. It is the Name of an ancient city of the Maya civilization in the low-lands of Guatemala. The site is located in the Guatemalan state Petén. It is just few miles from the border to Belize. The name is spoken like Yash-Ha. The ancient town was build near the Lake Yaxha. It is surrounded by a … Continue reading Yaxhá – Pyramids, Temples, a Lake and the Jungle