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Mexico-7138 - Bye to El-Rey

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The visit to my last ruin is over and it is time to return the rental car. I have been asked which is my favourite site. The 27 Mayan Sites are listed below that I have visited and I have ranked the top 10 (to me), but every site is unique:

 

Honduras:

 

Copan #3 amazing stela, stairway and tunnels (my first site)

 

Guatemala:

 

Quirigua

Yaxha

Tikal #4 one of the largest sites with tall pyramids and other structures over a large area.

El Mirador #10 has the largest pyramid on the planet and may someday be the greatest Mayan site, no highway access

 

Belize:

 

Lubaantun

Nim Li Punit

Caracol #2 an amazing site and buildings, not a busy tourist site, miles back in the jungle with a military escort.

Xunantunich

 

Mexico:

 

Yaxchilan #5 the carvings on the door lintels are the most amazing Mayan carvings I have seen

Bonampak #6 The paintings are amazing and the best in the Mayan world

Palenque #1 fantastic number of great buildings and carvings in a park like setting.

Comalcalco

Muyil

Tulum

Chichen Itza #9 has one of the great pyramids and more columns than any other site.

Ek' Balam #7 The tomb that is there is like nothing anywhere else in the Mayan world.

Uxmal #8 The Nunnery, pyramids and other structures are just amazing

Kabah

Sayil

Xlapak

Labná

Yaxunah

Balankanché Caves

Coba

Xel-Ha

El-Ray

 

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Taken on May 8, 2010