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Calakmul Archaeological Zone, Campeche
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Within Mexico's largest tract of tropical jungle lies Calakmul Archaeological Zone, site of one of the largest and most powerful Mayan cities. In 1931, excavation here unearthed temples, burial crypts, and over 6,000 buildings of the ancient city. Climb two of the tallest Mayan pyramids ever discovered, and enjoy the views from atop. Count over 120 stelae (commemorative stone slabs), more than at any other Mayan site; some date back to 435 CE. The region surrounding the site is rich in wildlife, including spider monkeys, anteaters, and countless species of birds. Put Calakmul Archaeological Zone and other Calakmul attractions into our Calakmul itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • By far my favourite archeological zone. Was very quiet when we visited as its a controlled zone. No vendors inside. The jungle is ever present and the ruins fascinating. Highly recommend having a loca...  more »
  • Be at the top of the highest Mayan pyramid and under you a green carpet, the second largest forest after the Amazon. is priceless! The reserve of calakmul and is also perfect habitat for many species of animals and birds ... a show for those who love nature!
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  • The site is big, and the pyramids are grandiouse. Views from the top of one of the two largest pyramids is really something. Getting to the site can be a bit costy but not necessarily if you know some...  more »