Palenque Travel Guide

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Palenque Overview

Palenque, located in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico is a small town near the Mayan ruins of the same name. Because of its proximity to the Palenque ruins (approx 9kms), the town caters to travelers by offering accommodation in a relatively high number of hostels, posadas, hotels and a campground. City is the hub for local and regional transportation, cheap food is sold at the small taco stands, but if you need something more substantial there are many restaurants to choose from.
Palenque is most famous for its archaeological ruins, near the city. There are numerous colectivo busses making the circuit from town to the ruins for only 10 pesos. Walking between the trees, admiring the ancient architecture, that's what Palenque stands for.
The site is medium sized, compared to others, but it contains many important temples, beautiful Maya architecture, sculptures and carvings.