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El Pilar, San Ignacio

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#6 of 18 in Historic Sites in Belize
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  • We were there by ourselves - walking through the unrestored ruins makes you feel like you've just stumbled upon a find. Very peaceful and memorable. Not a restored site -  more »
  • Pretty difficult to get to, requires 4 x 4 vehicle even during the dry season. Discouraged after the rains. Huge city riding the current border with Guatemala. Yet little excavated and immersed in the forest, you'll probably appreciate more having already seen other excavations showing pià clearly organizing Mayan cities, like nearby Xanantunich. Keeper very friendly, explanations on the site.
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  • These temples haven't been excavated so it's a more subtle temple visit. It's great though because you are in the jungle, no one else is there, lots of important traditional plants and chances to see ...  more »
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