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Nim Li Punit (Big Hat), Toledo District
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Nim Li Punit is a Maya Classic Period site in the Toledo District of the nation of Belize, located 40 kilometres north of the town of Punta Gorda, at 16° 19' N, 88° 47' 60W. Nim Li Punit is sometimes known as Big Hat or Top Hat; the name is Kekchi Maya for "Big Hat", referring to the large elaborate head-dress on a stela sculpture found on site depicting one of the site's ancient kings.Nim Li Punit is a medium-sized site from the Maya Classic Period, flourishing from the 5th century AD through the 8th century AD. It consists of structures around three plazas, including several step-pyramids, the tallest being 12.2 meters high. The site has a number of carved stelae illustrating the ancient city's rulers. Several stelae are in an unfinished state, suggesting a sudden halt to work. The site is near Belize's Southern Highway and is open to visitors subject to an admission charge.
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  • We visited Nim Li Punit during our cruise ship stay at Harvest Cay. Organised through Norwegian Cruise Line we were transferred to the mainland from where the excursion company picked us up and we rod...  more »
  • We have visited this facility within the framework of a cruise with NCL. After a half-hour crossing Caye, the hotel's own island of NCL we finally have reached by boat from harvest the Mainland. In a one-hour bus ride from there, it went to Nim Li Punit. Apart from the fact that we had 38 degrees, the conditioning for us was rather disappointing. There no larger buildings stand, although the location in the middle of the forest for it partly disappointed. Conclusion: nice enough, but you missed definitely nothing, if you don't make this trip (which cost $99 at NCL). One should also take into account that there is there no possibility to provide themselves with drinks or food. Some local women offer only Hadicrafts.
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  • My boyfriend and I visited on our way back to Placencia from Ixcacao Chocolate Factory. The park is beautiful and well-maintained, and the entry fee is only $5 per person. It's a nice, easy outdoor ac...  more »