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Palenque

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Palenque is in Chiapas, Mexico famous for the ruins of a Mayan city dating from about 600 AD to 800 AD. Set amidst thick trees, Palenque still evokes some of the wonder that the early Spanish visitors must have felt when they first came across the ruins.

Mayan ruins at Palenque
View of Palenque ruins
Palenque temple


Get in

  • Bus from Mexico, or boat and minibus from Guatemala.

Get around

  • Combis - shared taxis. There are minivans constantly ferrying folks around.

See

  • Archeological ruins
  • Falls

Do

Buy

You can get some Maya-style artwork from outdoor vendors who set up unobtrusively at the ruins.

Sleep

El Panchan, [1]. It is relatively near the ruins and has cabanas and small cabins and common sleeping areas with hammocks. A cabana with access to a common showers and bathrooms facility is 80 pesos, approximately 8 USD. The little Otulum river runs through the location.

Eat

Don Muchos is a great restaurant at El Panchan as well.

Drink

Get out

Other ruins in the general area are Yaxchilán and Bonampak. These can be arranged by day trip or overnighter with any agency in town.



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