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Calakmul, Campeche

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Within Mexico's largest tract of tropical jungle lies Calakmul, 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. Plan to visit Calakmul and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Calakmul attractions using our Calakmul trip maker site.
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  • Calakmul fue la capital del reino del Kaan, su nombre real fue Ox-te-tun, el reino del kaan fue lo más maravilloso, admirable que hicieron los mayas, y lo más cercano a un imperio, sus conquistas...  more »
  • Its a long trip into see these pyramids. Its a 2 and a half hour drive from Xpujil which is the town with the nearest accommodation. But the good news is that the road has recently been repaired so...  more »
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