Chichi Cemetery, Chichicastenango

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See the unusual, brightly painted mausoleums and above-ground crypts at Chichi Cemetery. Bring a camera to capture the striking imagery as you walk among rows and rows of graves in vibrant hues. You may even catch a Mayan shamanic ritual taking place in worship of ancestors. Exercise caution at the site, as attacks on tourists have been reported at the cemetery; play it safe by visiting with a group or tour guide. A visit to Chichi Cemetery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chichicastenango planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We went in the cemetery with an old guide, who knew everybody and who taught us the how to live in the place. He made us attend ceremonies of Mayan offerings. He explained the why and the how. Do with a guide to fully understand what is happening before your eyes.
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  • This cemetery is my most beautiful taste of the country because surrounded by magic. Magic of the atmosphere, colors, shamanism. Especially if you go for the feasts of all Saints (the best time because low season and rather nice time). You will discover the link between the Indians and the dead.
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  • Contrasts with the cemeteries of Europe who are sober, and dark. This is cheerful rather than the Chichi town. This somewhat abandoned. We also find the celebration of a shaman. I recommend a visit if you can.
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