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Photos and a brief history of the Mayan ruins of Palenque in Chiapas Mexico. Explore temple ruins nestled in lush jungles.

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Photos and a brief history of the Mayan ruins of Palenque in Chiapas Mexico. Explore temple ruins nestled in lush jungles.

The ancient Mayan city of Palenque, with its superb jungle setting and exquisite architecture and decoration, is one of the marvels of Mexico

PALENQUE Situated at the eastern edge of the Rio Usumacinta Basin in the foothills of the Sierra Oriental de Chiapas

By 2005, the discovered area covered up to 2.5 km² (1 sq mi), but it is estimated that less than 10% of the total area of the city is explored, leaving more than a thousand structures still covered by jungle

Mayan Ruins in Chiapas, Mexico When we made the trip to Palenque, our self-imposed vacation from the beach, the weather was on our side

Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico

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Palenque Maya Ruins -  Surrounded by a dense jungle forest in a dramatic mountain setting, Palenque is widely regarded as the most atmospheric and impressive of Mexico's Mayan ruins

Palenque Maya Ruins - Surrounded by a dense jungle forest in a dramatic mountain setting, Palenque is widely regarded as the most atmospheric and impressive of Mexico's Mayan ruins

Palenque is a medium-sized site, much smaller than such huge sites as Tikal, Chichen Itza, or Copán, but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings that the Mayas produced

By the discovered area covered up to km² sq mi), but it is estimated that less than of the total area of the city is explored, leaving more than a thousand structures still covered by jungle

The ancient Mayan city of Palenque, with its superb jungle setting and exquisite architecture and decoration, is one of the marvels of Mexico

Palenque is an ancient Maya city located about 500 miles km) southeast of Mexico City

Palenque Maya Ruins Photos

Pictures of Palenque Mexperience Travel Guide to Palenque Archaeology Park Experiences in Mexico

Perhaps it is this positioning between two worlds, that gives Palenque a mystical charm that enchants scientist and tourist alike

Palenque Ruins – Chiapas

The Mayan Temple of the Inscriptions pyramid ruin emerges from the rainforest at Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. I really want to go here someday--the setting reminds me of a place in my book.

Palenque Maya Ruins -  Surrounded by a dense jungle forest in a dramatic mountain setting, Palenque is widely regarded as the most atmospheric and impressive of Mexico's Mayan ruins

Palenque Maya Ruins - Surrounded by a dense jungle forest in a dramatic mountain setting, Palenque is widely regarded as the most atmospheric and impressive of Mexico's Mayan ruins

The ruins of Yaxchilan  Two acropolises with temples, grand staircases, and a palace dominate the site.  Legend has it that a headless sculpture of the god Yaxachtun at the site formerly terrified the local Lacandon people, who feared that the world would end when the head was replaced.

The ruins of Yaxchilan Two acropolises with temples, grand staircases, and a palace dominate the site. Legend has it that a headless sculpture of the god Yaxachtun at the site formerly terrified the local Lacandon people, who feared that the world would end when the head was replaced.

Avalanche Gorge at Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana • photo: Galyna Andrushko on Shutterstock by benita

Avalanche Gorge at Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana. The hike to Avalanche Lake takes you along Avalanche Creek through Avalanche Gorge to a beautiful alpine lake. Photo: Galyna Andrushko on Shutterstock

Palenque archaeological site, Chiapas, México

Temple of the Cross at the Mayan site of Palenque, Mexico (by Dennis) Templo de la Cruz en el sitio maya de Palenque , México

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Palenque Maya Ruins - Surrounded by a dense jungle forest in a dramatic mountain setting, Palenque is widely regarded as the most atmospheric and impressive of Mexico's Mayan ruins

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