One Big City... Ancient Mayan Style
Trip Start May 01, 2006
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My next destination is dead center, right in the middle of this humid, steamy place. It´s a town called Palenque - a small, tattered little joint of no real consequence... except for the vast, ancient Mayan ruins, called by the same name, that sit just a mile or so outside town.
I managed to get to the Palenque ruins just after the opening hour of 8:00am
I did indeed beat the crowd, and what can I say... this place was incredible! The cool, early-morning mist still lingered over the tops of the structures, accompanied in the background by the soundtrack of jungle creatures and nearby flowing streams.
The pictures speak for themselves. But I must say that after sitting for a while and gazing at the ruins, one can really imagine this vast city at its peak, teaming with life, thousands of years ago.
Undoubtedly an amazing piece of ancient history.