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Tonina, Ocosingo

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Tonina is a pre-Columbian archaeological site and ruined city of the Maya civilization located in what is now the Mexican state of Chiapas, some 13 km east of the town of Ocosingo.The site is medium to large, with groups of temple-pyramids set on terraces rising some 71m above a plaza, a large court for playing the Mesoamerican ballgame, and over 100 carved monuments, most dating from the 6th century through the 9th centuries AD, during the Classic period. Toniná is distinguished by its well preserved stucco sculptures and particularly by its in-the-round carved monuments, produced to an extent not seen in Mesoamerica since the end of the much earlier Olmec civilization.Toniná was an aggressive state in the Late Classic, using warfare to develop a powerful kingdom. For much of its history, Toniná was engaged in sporadic warfare with Palenque, its greatest rival and one of the most important polities in the west of the Maya region, although Toniná eventually became the dominant city in the west.
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  • It's definitely a place that is worth much sorrow. Hire a guide at the entrance I suggest ask by Nelo. A person at all is to having many years of experience in the subject of these ruins since he worked with the archaeologist who has discovered each building site. The only bad is that Muse site takes much time closed by tale is alien to the people who work there. INAH pay attention of this wonderful place that you are leaving to one side. It does lack broadcasting!
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  • On the road between San Cristobal las Casas and Palenque, you pass through the town of Ocosingo, just deviate for 20 minutes to get to these ruins and was a very pleasant surprise, go to this site, which was not included in our tour of Chiapas. It is a single temple originally, individual building more large of the Mayan world, as it is not so visited, you can still enter all sections, including the underworld and at the top of the vaults at the peak of the pyramid. I recommend you hire a guide that you will be charged 1/4 of what charge in Palenque, Yaxchilan and Bonampak, because it explains in detail the stages of construction, the Maya styles, rulers, wars, the underworld, rooms at the Kings, etc. The tour guide takes 2.5hrs, but ultimately worthwhile.
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  • Pyramid Fineness are located between San Cristobal, the road, unfortunately, ugly with a huge number of speed bumps ... but once you get into this place, you forget about such trifles. We visited a lot of pyramids in Mexico, but the left is really very vivid impression. comparison with Chichen icej and its tourists-heaven and Earth on the site we took Sebastian guide who told many interesting things. Recommend!
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  • Very nice pyramid, with excellent view from above. Super recommended to hire a guide for travel
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  • Of the best archaeological sites I have visited. Actually I didn't expect but the moment to see that giant, doubt dissipated. A huge pyramid that clearly shows the power and capacity of the Mayan culture.
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  • A magical place to live in family and enjoy the beauty of the ruins.
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  • Quiet it place since few people visit the archaeological site also can also find cabins in the surrounding area with stunning views
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  • It is the best tourist place I've ever been in my life, surprising by the heights that she is around! It is great to go visit and with fresh air entering our heartbeat.
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