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Uxmal, Our Favorite Mayan Site Anywhere

Uxmal Mayan Ruins, Mexico

We’ve visited ancient Mayan cities from Mexico’s Chichen Itza to Guatemala’s Tikal along with a slew of others in between. And while some of those sites are larger, more historically important, or were more fun to get to, none impressed us as much as Uxmal.

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Lamanai

Lamanai Mask Temple Belize

Having recovered control of our boat from a pirate spider monkey, we arrived safely at our destination: the Mayan ruins of Lamanai near Orange Walk, Belize. Once a considerably sized city, most of this site remains unexcavated. But some of what has been unearthed is truly stunning: like these carvings on Mask Temple that somehow survived through the centuries.

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