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Uxmal, Mexico, May 30 - Through the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal, 80 km from Merida, capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. Proclaimed a World Heritage Site in 1996, Uxmal was founded in the 6th century AD by the Puuc civilization and became one of the major centers of worship in the region. Immersed in the Yucatan rain forest and symbol of Mayan culture, Uxmal was discovered in 1838 by the French archaeologist Jean Frederic Waldeck. In the picture a panoramic view of the Pyramid of the Fortune-teller and the Governor Palace.

Ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum in Mexico taken on warm summers day with clear blue skies and turquoise caribbean seas. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited by the Mayas.

North-west view of the El Castillo (Temple of Kukulkan). El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulcan, is a Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán. Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is located in Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico.

VALLADOLID, Mexico - March 22, 2011: On the west side of the city's main plaza (Plaza Mayor) is the large Iglesia de San Servacio (called also Cathedral of San Gervasio). This church took the place of the one which was erected on March 24, 1545, by Padre Francisco Hernảndez whose faḉade faced the west, which was the custom for Yucatecan temples in the Colonial era. In 1705 the original church was completely demolished by order of the Bishop Don Pedro de los Reyes Rios due to its profanity in the so-called Assassination of the Mayors. In 1706 the construction of the current church began, and in order to have its main access facing the main plaza, it was given a new orientation which is why the church now faces the north and not the west. Above the main faḉade is a clock dating from the XIX century, the only public clock in the city.

Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico, known as “The Yellow City”, is a major Mayan archeological site and home of Bishop Diego Landa, who burned most pre-columbian Mayan codices. The conqueror’s city is built over the ruins. In 1549, a Franciscan monastery was built on the platform of the main pre-Hispanic pyramid. The relatively small town at the time of the conquest was greatly expanded in the middle of the 16th century by the resettlement of the scattered population of the surrounding area, which lived for some time in politically divided districts. In Izamal, auxiliary troops of the Spaniards from central Mexico settled in a small settlement called La Concepción, which kept their native language for several decades.

Sambula cenote is a beautiful underground cavern that will surprise you with its natural beauty and the breadth of the place. Its crystal clear turquoise blue are illuminated through a hole in the top of the cave where you can admire as the hanging roots of a tree has been cut into the surface but that is still alive because it follows the water feeding, admired the fish that live in and see clearly where their bottoms and deep here you can safely enjoy this cool and underground cenote.

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