Chan-Kah Resort Village
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The ruins of the Mayan city at Palenque are surrounded by dense jungle. It is hard to fathom how Alberto Ruiz L'huillier and his archeological team determined where to dig at this site in 1952. At the height of its power between 630 and 740AD the city housed about 50,000 people and would have been known by another name. Lonely Planet says it may have been Lakamha which means Big Water. Palenque in Spanish refers to what is reputed to be the battlements that surrounded and protected ...
With the detour it was about 3.30pm before we arrived at Jungle Palace, our accommodation in the rainforest. We're in a really cute little bungalow by the river that is accessed by a dubious, spiral staircase - it all adds to the charm I suppose!
With not much time left, we decided to chill at the restaurant for the rest of the day with some
drinks and our books. When our sangria arrived it was clear on ...
... Incredible ruins and jungle everywhere. I don’t really know much about architecture or construction, but these intricate structures must have been tough to build and design, especially considering they were made nearly 1,500 years ago by the Mayans. Still I must admit, it’s no Angkor Wat.
The rest of the group went off on an organised trip around the jungle and to a local village. Given I’m on a budget, and a tight ****, I decided ...
... so far). Pretty impressive structures although smaller than Tikal, Chichen Itza and Copan. The most famous ruler of Palenque was Pakal the Great - he apparently lived to 80 years and was really tall compared to normal Mayans. It used to be possible to go see his tomb but it has now been closed off booo! We did manage to see the tomb of the red queen. With some more time to kill, we made a pit stop at the supermarket for lunch and drinks and then headed to Roberto ...
... I think was choko and it was yum surprisingly ) and rice. As this place is well respected as they use clean practices we were happy to get into the veges as they are sparse here with meals.The vibe was reggae then pan pipes style music which suited the jungley atmosphere.We had an early night as we planned to get up early to wa the 3 kms up to the ruins when it opened. Sunday started well and we were on the road with fruit only for brekky by 730am. It ...