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loripori loripori
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TULUM RUINS Feb 03, 2017
Monday, January 24, 2005.

EL CASTILLO

The mainTemple of El Castillo, looks spectacular as it sits on the edge of the limestone cliff, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. If you face the Castillo from the front. the temple Del Dios descendents - Temple of the Descending gods - is on your left.

Hans and I took local buses to TULUM. After making a stop in Playa Del Carmen, it was another 39 miles, or 63 Km south.

Tulum is Mayan for "WALL" and dates to the period A.D. 900. The seaside archeological site of Tulum was once known as the "City of the Dawn". It is the only Mayan port city ever discovered and features more than 60 well-preserved buildings to explore, like the Castle, The Temple of the Wind God, Temple of the Descending God and Temple of the Frescoes God.

Also there is a wonderful beach "Papaya Playa" which many people were enjoying.
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Nair2011 Nair2011
246 reviews
First Mayan Ruins in the history Jun 02, 2011
Tulum ruins is the first known Mayan city in history. Mayans have used this place to tranport their products using boats.

The following structures are important and all withing the boundary wall. Only leaders use to have access to these.


1. Structure next to entrance: This structure has the one underground river, cenote, in Tulum


2. Wind god temple structure: This structure will create sound in the case of huriccane winds. Mayans own natural siren system to indicate the strength of winds.


3. Architect, Ministers home: On the longest day of the year, Jun 22, sun rise rays will fall on the sculpture kept on top of this house through the mayan celebration temple structure.


4. Kings Palace structure


5. Fertility god temple structure


6. Main celebration temple structure


I am so impressed with the intelligence of mayans in those days to construct the effective structures for lively hood. Breath taking beach views will change our tour plans, to visit this place again..
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cdiener cdiener
6 reviews
Aug 11, 2007
The ancient Maya ruins of Tulum is a most visit here in Cancun / Riviera Mara.

The location of Tulum is just spectacular, the ruins stands in a bluff facing the caribbean as you can see in the pictures.

Tulum in Maya means "wall" and its a walled city.

Tulum is a half day tour, is 2 hours drive from Cancun or 1 hour from Playa del Carmen. The access fee is 35 to 40 pesos everyday from 8 am to 5 pm.

If you are the kind of traveler that likes to see more and enjoy a deeper experience of the site, rustic lodging is available in the village of Tulum where many of the places are built with regional materials and the interaction with the local people makes this experience unique.
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