Tulum "pueblo Magico"
Tulum Ruins have undoubtedly become one of the most visited destinations after Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. And the primary reason for that is the very fact that it is located near the Caribbean Ocean. Moreover, Tulum town has also officially become a Pueblo Magico along with the beautiful and magnificent island of Isla Mujeres and Bacalar. So, in essence there are a total of 3 Pueblo Magico in the Quintana Roo state.
A Stronghold Before – An Amazing Wonder Now
It is no wonder Tulum has been named Pueblo Magico – after all the place overlooks the Caribbean Sea, what a sight to behold! The entire place is full of archeological wonders with landscapes you haven’t seen before, anywhere in the world.
The ruins you see now played a significant role when the Mayans thrived – it provided them with different routes via land and sea, giving them economical advantages for trading. The Mayans also built an astronomic observatory and the walls so provided a solid defense. The main temple refers to Venus. Did you know that Venus was the most important planet to the Mayans after the Sun and the Moon?
There is a plethora of activities you can indulge in while enjoying your trip here. You can go on a tour of the entire Mayan city, taking pictures of various archeological discoveries, you can go snorkeling or diving in vast, exhilarating cenotes (underground rivers) – and who can forget swimming in the beautiful ocean!
The Ruins of Tulum
The ruins of Tulum are nothing short of magical; the palaces and houses there are exhilarating and will take you back in time when the Mayans thrived.
The most famous structure in Tulum, which is what most tourists come to look at from around the world, features an ingenious fortress with a temple on top. The temple has three different entrances riddled with various statues of deities, columns made to shape as serpents and you will also see zoomorphic masks. After you enter the ruins, you will be greeted by an exhilarating view of various rolling hills.
Temple of the Frescoes
In front of the El Castillo you will also see the Temple of the Frescoes. This temple was primarily utilized as an observatory for tracking how the sun moves. You can also see various frescoes dating back to the 13th century.
Temple of the Descending God
If you move towards the left of El Castillo, facing directly the sea, you will see the Temple of the Descending God, which consists of a small staircase. There is also a figure carved on the door to the entrance.
Overlooking the Caribbean Ocean
After you are done taking pictures and dozens of selfies in the temple, the next unforgettable and truly magical thing you should do is take a walk near the cliff that overshadows the beautiful ocean. This experience is guaranteed to leaving you awe-inspired, the majestic view is alone to make your trip memorable.
Tulum’s archeological site is one of the best conserved Mayan cities of the coast. All in all, the once great city of Tulum still remains popular because of the ruins and because how it built on limestone cliffs.
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