Xlapak Mayan Ruins.

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Xlapak Mayan Ruins. Uxmal Reviews

geokid geokid
146 reviews
Xlapak Feb 20, 2009
Xlapak "Old wall' is a small Maya ruin located 16 miles southeast of Uxmal. It is 3 miles west of Highway 261 on Route 31. Xlapak is between Sayil to the east and Labna to the west. There was a number of handcraft vendors at the entrance to Xlapak the last time I visited. Many good quality carvings in wood and stone were displayed. There are a number of monumental structures here but only the "Palace" has received restoration and consolidation. The Palace is covered with images of Chaac (God of the rain and water). There are a number of chultunes at this site. Xlapak's Palace is in the Puuc style. Xlapak was first occupied prior to 100 AD and was at its peak from 600 AD to 1000 AD.

This archeological site is divided in two groups: Group 1 is composed of two structures over a basement platform. The most complete and the most important is the Palace. The Palace has 9 rooms that are arranged in 3 rows of 3 rooms each. It has 3 entrances at the north side, 3 at the south side and one in each one of the other sides. Above each entrance there are three rows of Chaac masks. Group 2 has a similar building to the Palace of Group 1. This buildings layout and number of rooms is nearly identical to the Palace. however the decoration of the exterior of this building a number of false columns.
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DHaworth DHaworth
29 reviews
Nov 11, 2007
The Mayan ruins of Xlapak. Many people will tell you to skip Xlapak all together. I must tell you now. Do not miss this ruin site, the reason is this. Xlapak is endangered of falling to ruin, no pun intended. The Mexican government is doing everything it can to save this site. If they fail in the endeavour, Xlapak will become a lost Mayan city forever. Many of the Mayan ruins here are being destroyed by the elements, ect. Xlapak means "old walls" in maya. It is a late mayan ruin site from the classic era 600 to 1000 A.D.. You will find a palace on site with the upper facade decorated with a band of small columns, and three columes of masks of the god Chaac. It is a beautiful place and on the day we went they offered free tours. Become a part of this history. If one day they say Xlapak is lost forever, you can say to all. "I was there."
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DefDulce says:
How much are the tours usually?
Posted on: Dec 07, 2007

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