Ek Balam, a Mayan archeologicial site, is located 171 km (104 miles) west of Cancun.
Referred to as the “Celestial Jaguar” (Ek = Star; Balam = Jaguar), or the “Black or dark Jaguar” according to other experts, this archeological site is a place of majestic buildings hidden among large trees. It has emerged from the past to reveal some of its secrets.
Ek Balam has 45 structures and is surrounded by two concentric stone walls linking most other central buildings.
It has a ball court, a very beautiful arch that led to the sacred path, which in ancient times connected the Maya kingdoms.
The site also boasts shooting star and snake hieroglyphics, which are beautifully carved monuments in stone blocks.
The structures meet various architectural styles, but there are details that make them unique, such as images that resemble winged angels.
The site is noted for the preservation of the plaster on the tomb of Ukit Kan Lek Tok’, a king buried in the side of the largest pyramid.
For information on Ek Balam tours go to: www.ecoturismocancun.com/
more recommended stories
Los Cabos, Mexico from a tourist point of view (VIDEO)
Laurel and Brandon went on vacation.
Quintana Roo beaches threatened by smelly seaweed invasion
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists looking.
Tensions with China help U.S. see importance of North American trade (Jesus Seade)
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tense U.S.-China.
Finally, the U.S. lifts tariffs on Canadian, Mexican metals
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – The United States.
Puerto Vallarta is recognized as the world’s second most important beach destination for the LGBT community
Puerto Vallarta is internationally recognized as.
AMLO pardons defaulting CFE debtors in his homestate of Tabasco
Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will.
U.S Treasury works with government of Mexico against perpetrators of corruption
On Friday May 17th, the United.
Domestic workers’ labor rights have been officially expanded in Mexico
Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the.
Smog from pollution continues to choke the skies over Mexico City
Mexico City authorities have announced a.
Mexico prepares tax deal with technology platforms
Mexico’s Finance Ministry plans to announce.