Sunday, January 04, 2009

Ruins at Tikal

Tikal is a Maya city buried deep in the Peten jungle. The structures were built between the 4th century BC and the 10th century AD.

One of the pathways leading through the forest on the long walk to the Grand Plaza.
Temple I, or the Temple of the Jaguar
Waiting on other tourists, looking out from the North Acropolis in the Grand Plaza
At the top of Temple IV, which is 72m (230 feet) tall, one of the tallest of all Maya buildings. Of course during the Mayan time, all the trees were cut down. Now that the jungle has taken over, the details of the city are lost, except for the tall temples visible above the treetops. You really feel like you're on top of the world.

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