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Copan Ruinas, Copan
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Visit the ancient Mayan city of Copan Ruinas, near the border with Guatemala. Inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the settlement reached its peak between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. Situated in a fertile river valley, the archaeological site sits at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 ft). Explore the extensive ruins renowned for their vast array of stelae, elaborately carved monuments of ancient leaders, and numerous hieroglyphs. Visit the onsite museum to admire an abundance of excavated relics and artifacts, as well as a reconstruction of a Mayan temple. Use our Copan itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Copan Ruinas and other attractions in Copan.
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Take comfortable shoes, lots of walking and climbing, amazing views. You can skip the tunnels if you are claustrophobic, but you are not missing out on a lot. if possible pay for a local tourist guide... read more »
The ruins are well preserved that enables you to take a good understanding of the civilisation that existed at the time.. Really listen to the great guides and ask a plenty of questions.. they are ver... read more »
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