The Ruins of Copan

Copan Travel Blog

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We all met at 09.00 and made the short walk (15 mins) to the Ruins of Copan, where we met with our guide for the visit. (At the entrance we saw some Mackaws, which we're beautiful to watch.) The tour lasted for approximately two hours were we saw the central plaza of Copan, learnt about the different inscriptions found, the various Kings of Copan (i think there were 18) and the ways of the Mayan people. We walked around the "sports field" and just took in the whole feel of the place. I personally loved the whole thing and found it fascinating to see the buildings and constructions and how it was being preserved and more was being found all the time. From a basics engineering point of view the building work was very impressive. Some of the group had been to other Mayan sites in Mexico or Tikal in North Guatemala so weren{t as impressed.

We then had a free afternoon in Copan Ruinas, however it rained so there was little more to do other than sleep.  We met again in the evening, having a traditional Honduran dinner of stuffed corn "pancakes". I then headed to bed early ready for an early start in the morning on our way to Roatan.
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