Sayil, Yucatan Peninsula
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Sayil is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán, in the southwest of the state, south of Uxmal. It was incorporated together with Uxmal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.Sayil flourished principally, albeit briefly, during the Terminal Classic period. A number of badly damaged monuments suggest that Sayil was governed by a local royal dynasty, with wealth among lineages based, at least in part, upon control of the best agricultural lands.LocationThe site is located in the karst limestone hills of the Puuc region of the northern Yucatan Peninsula.Sayil is located 7km south of the contemporary Puuc archaeological site of Kabah, 5km from Xlapak and 5km from Labna. It was built in a shallow valley among low, steep hills.The Puuc region that includes the site of Sayil possesses well defined wet and dry seasons and is characterised by a near absence of surface water due to the porous limestone bedrock.PopulationSayil first was settled circa AD 800, in the Late Classic Period, possibly by small Chontal warrior groups. The city reached its greatest extent c. 900, when it covered an area of approximately 5 km² and had a population of perhaps 10,000 in the city itself with an additional 5,000–7,000 living in the surrounding area.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sayil by using our Santa Elena trip itinerary planner.
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Le site est à 30 minutes d uxmal est c est un site archéologique de première . Le palais fait tout le charme mais quelle surprise. Il est énorme sans le plus grand découvert de nos jours. Pas moins de... read more »The site is 30 minutes from uxmal is c is an archaeological site first. The Palace makes the charm but what a surprise. It is huge without the largest discovered to our days. Not less than 60 rooms and 300 people lived there. The site is large and few ruins are discovered. The jungle is dense. Essential to have a different vision of the Mayashow original
Ruta Puuc. Llegamos a las 16:25 hrs, las zonas arqueológicas cierran a las 17:00 hrs. El vigilante no nos negó la entrada pero nos pidió que estuviéramos fuera cuando muy tarde a las 5 en punto pues t... read more »Puuc route. We arrived at 16:25 hrs, the archeological sites close at 17:00 hrs. The watchdog did not deny us entry but asked us that we were outside when very late at 5 o'clock as it had to close. So here we stopped not much to see more details of the necessary and in 30 min, we cover everything that we could. The architecture and details are still beautiful. Surrounded by large, leafy trees full of life in their glasses that left on the floor some seeds of purple color, textured waxed in the form of circles and hearts; to lift and move them they seem to rattles. If it is necessary as preserve them as they are on the floor would be beautiful as Necklaces/Bracelets either taking several boards could get a stronger sound.show original
These ruins are very cheap to get into & there is free parking but the only main highlight is the palace which is the first ruin you come to. The other ruins further in the paths of the jungle are not... read more »
The first palace is beautiful but is the only one to really worth it. Uxmal and Kabah are much more beautiful
Javier AkeZ.A. interesting. Very wide extent. So you must be good condition. The majority of the structures is found almost as newly discovered. They have not been restored.show original
Diego J. N.Archaeological, not very tourist and thanks to this you can enjoy peace and take the time to appreciate its architecture.show original
Pablo Paoluccithe ruins for myself, when we arrived my wife be felt more or less so I stayed in the car the caregiver I charge and it told me that it was only. So I had the only complex to me, you foyer and to do wait for my wife I went running from section to section, since the area is very large between place and place. Impossible to have an experience more immersive. Only the Castle really worth the rest are debrisshow original
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