Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tabasco & Chiapas rain forrest extravaganza pt. 3

Last friday I had to get up at 5.30 am to catch my transport from Palenque down to Frontera de Corazal to catch a little river boat and make my way to the ancient city of Yaxilan. Yaxilan is simple amazing, truly worth the 3 hour drive from palenque and the 50 minute boat trip.

The left of the image is Mexico and the right is Guatemala

The ruins of an ancient temple

Beautiful stone carvings depicting a jaguar as well as other elements

Detail of an enourmous stelae found on the site

The quality of the stone carvings found at the site is really something special

Part of a large complex in the main plaza

Representation of a power transfer ceremony

This temple has many rooms to explore as well as a intrecate catacoomb system

Cool stucco representation of what I supose is Quetzalcoatl

Thats all for now, check back tomorrow for Bonampak!

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