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Uxmal – Built by a Magician in one night – Yucatan

 Built by a Magician in one night The early history of Uxmal is nearly unknown. The city is located in the north-western part of the Yucatan peninsula, 60 km south of Merida and can be reached from there by car in less then one hour. The name Uxmal might derive from the Mayan word ox-mal what means “three … Continue reading Uxmal – Built by a Magician in one night – Yucatan

Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya – Getting Around – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Yucatan with it’s eternal sunshine, it’s amazing beaches and the turquoise colored waters of the Caribbean Sea is a very popular travel destination for all kinds of tourists. The traveler can find many different travel accommodations along the Carribean coast line for all budget levels. The settlements vary from (meanwhile) big cities like Cancun or … Continue reading Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya – Getting Around – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya

Coba is a Mayan site on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and is just 40 kilometers from Tulum at the Riviera Maya. This ancient Maya enter is different from the two other well known Maya cities, Chichen Itza and Tulum, especially through its vast size and the fact, that you can find the highest Mayan … Continue reading Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya

Giant Maya Frieze found in Holmul – Guatemala

National Geographic announced the finding of a giant Maya frieze yesterday. The frieze, that is unique in size and quality was found in Holmul in Guatemala. Archaeologists estimate that the age of this artwork is about 1500 years old. – 2013-08-07 Holmul is a Maya site in the north east of Guatemala near the border … Continue reading Giant Maya Frieze found in Holmul – Guatemala

Tulum – Mexico – Turquoise colored Sea and Temple Ruins

Tulum is a small but fast growing village 2 hours south of Cancun at the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The main village with it’s 15000 inhabitants is about 2 km distant from the beach, where hotel beside hotel were build along the sea for nearly 7 km. Only few hundred meters … Continue reading Tulum – Mexico – Turquoise colored Sea and Temple Ruins

Chactun – New discovery of a lost Maya city

Chactun –  New discovery of a lost Maya city – Amazing Temples and Pyramids – 2013/07/03 This is just a short post: After 1000 years hidden in the forest a new finding of a Maya site – named Chactun, was published by the Mexican institute for archaeology INHA 2 days ago. Chactun is located in … Continue reading Chactun – New discovery of a lost Maya city

Stonehenge – Circles of Stone

Amazing temples and pyramids – Stonehenge – Wiltshire – United Kingdom Stonehenge might be the most famous Neolithic temple in the world. This amazing monument attracts so many people every year that local authorities had to restrict the access to the site. It’s no longer possible to walk between the stones. Visitors have to watch the site from a path that … Continue reading Stonehenge – Circles of Stone

Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple – Jeju Island

Yakcheonsa – Buddhist Temple – Jeju-Do Island – South Korea –Temples of the world – points of interest and travel destinations The Yakcheonsa Buddhist temple is quite new, since it was built in 1990. It is located at the southern coast of Jeju Island in the South China Sea, 150km (~200m) south of South Korea and 400km (~500m) west of Japan. It … Continue reading Yakcheonsa Buddhist Temple – Jeju Island